CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and West Virginia flags to be displayed at half-staff at government facilities today.
The lowering of the flags is part of the state's commemoration of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Tomblin also is asking all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. At 9:30 a.m., Tomblin will lay a wreath at the West Virginia Fallen Firefighters' Memorial on State Capitol grounds.