In honor of the lives lost in the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered that flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state from sunrise to sunset today.

DeWine is also asking all Ohioans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. today to honor the innocent Americans and others from around the world who died as a result of the attacks.

Flight 11, from Boston’s Logan International Airport, was the first plane to crash into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center in New York, between floors 93 and 99, at 8:46:40 a.m. The aircraft entered the tower intact. The plane was carrying 81 passengers and 11 crew members bound for Los Angeles International Airport. Five hijackers were aboard.

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