Mississippi governor signs executive order marking 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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FILE – Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves delivers his State of the State speech on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Jackson, Miss. Congress just sweetened the incentives for states to extend Medicaid insurance coverage to more low-income adults, but the dozen Republican-controlled states that have spent years resisting expanding the programs have no plans to change course now. Gov. Reeves says he’s not going for it, noting that his stance was a major issue in his 2019 campaign. His GOP primary opponents supported a plan to expand, with the state’s share being paid for by hospitals and a fee of up to $20 a month for people who signed up. He opposed it, even as the Mississippi Hospital Association said it could bring up to 19,000 jobs to the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, file)

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Governor Tate Reeves (R-Miss.) signed Executive Order 1559 on Friday proclaiming September 11, 2021, as “Patriot Day and a Day of Prayer and Remembrance” in Mississippi to mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

According to the executive order, all U.S. and State of Mississippi flags must be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds of the State of Mississippi beginning at sunrise until sunset on September 11, 2021.

“Twenty years ago, our Nation was devastated by the worst terrorist attacks in its history,” said Reeves. “Mississippi will never forget the innocent victims lost, and those who rose from the ashes of heartbreak to aid in rescue and recovery efforts and to defend the United States both here and abroad. I urge all Mississippians to participate in a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor those we lost as a result of these horrific attacks.”

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