Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered all flags at public facilities be flown at half-staff throughout Alaska on Wednesday in observance of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Wednesday is the anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Parnell says that day will live forever in our memories, and it is a day to thank emergency responders, law enforcement and the military.
Flags will remain at half-staff throughout the day, and will be raised to full-staff at sunset.
Also Wednesday, a local ceremony commemorating the 9-11 anniversary will start at 6 p.m. on Berth 4 in downtown Ketchikan.