9/11 Anniversary: Ohioans Encouraged to Fly Flags at Half-Staff, Observe Moment of Silence

Ceremony set to take place this morning at Lakewood Park. Meanwhile, the White House is also encouraging citizens to volunteer.

Ohioans are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff on Tuesday in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Locally, planned at  for this morning. 

Sept. 11 has been declared Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance. In a proclamation to the country, President Barack Obama has asked citizens to remember the “abiding spirit of compassion” that filled the nation after the attacks by volunteering in the upcoming days.

“Even the simplest act of kindness can be a way to honor those we have lost, and to help build stronger communities and a more resilient Nation. By joining together on this solemn anniversary, let us show that America's sense of common purpose need not be a fleeting moment, but a lasting virtue — not just on one day, but every day,” the resolution reads.

Serve.gov has more information on ways to give back.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has also issued a resolution, asking all Ohioans to observe Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance and to fly all U.S. and Ohio flags on public grounds at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Sept. 11. Kasich’s resolution also asks all Ohioans to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday. 

In Lakewood, the Cleveland-based West Temple invites the West-Side community to an early morning program that will commemorate 9/11, through communal readings that “underscore our need to continue to work for peace and understanding in the midst of our differences.”

The 30-minute program is scheduled to begin at Lakewood Park at 8 a.m., according to the . 

The event will take place on the cliff overlooking the lake at the northernmost part of the park; but in case of rain the group will move into the nearby. 

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

How will you observe the anniversary of Sept. 11? Tell us in the comments.


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