U.S. President Joe Biden ordered federal agencies to lower state flags in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The text of the corresponding proclamation of the head of state was distributed on Friday by the press service of the White House.
“I call on all ministries, departments, and government agencies of the United States to lower the flags of the United States <…> in memory of the victims of September 11, 2001,” the document says. “I call on the governors of the United States and their territories, as well as interested organizations and citizens to join this ritual,” Biden added.
Earlier, the American leader announced that in connection with the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, he declares September 10, 11, and 12 as days of remembrance. As he stated, they will be dedicated to the memory of the victims and rescuers.
As a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, 2,977 people were killed in the United States, who were citizens of 90 countries, and more than six thousand people were injured. The responsibility for these attacks lies with the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.