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Gov. Herbert orders US, state flags be lowered in honor of 9/11

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered that the United States of America and State of Utah flags be lowered on Wednesday in honor of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo: Michael Holzworth via MGN)

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered that the United States of America and State of Utah flags be lowered Wednesday in honor of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Herbert released the following statement:

"Eighteen years ago, we faced the deadliest attack to ever take place on United States soil. In spite of the great tragedy that took place that day, we came together as a country -- in love, in hope, and in resilience. May we always remember those who were lost in these senseless acts of terrorism, and the first responders and everyday heroes who risked and gave their lives on behalf of others. May we never forget."

The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and public grounds.

According to a press release, individuals and businesses are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff as well.

The flags may be raised at sunset Wednesday.