REDMOND, OR -- Flags are flying at half-staff today in remembrance of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It was 14 years ago that more than 3,000 were killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field.
Governor Kate Brown ordered flags lowered at all public institutions in the state, from sunrise to sunset. Brown asks all Oregonians to join her to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks and those who answered the call to serve in the days and years that followed.
The city of Redmond honored the day with flag-lined streets. More than 1400 flags are out along downtown's main corridors, thanks to efforts by the Redmond Fire Department, Police Department and a number of other volunteers.
Schools throughout the High Desert commemorated the day with numerous events, many observing a moment of silence, Friday morning.