BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined with President Barack Obama and ordered that all U.S. and North Dakota flags be flown at half-staff to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The governor's proclamation applies to the State Capitol and all other public buildings and grounds until sunset Wednesday.
A presidential proclamation asks Americans to observe a moment of silence starting at 7:46 a.m. CDT to honor the people who lost their lives when aircraft commandeered by terrorists slammed into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington and a Pennsylvania field.
Dalrymple says that on the 12th anniversary of the attacks, it's important to remember the thousands who died that day, as well as those who protect the nation.