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Hochul directs flags to half-staff in observation of 22nd anniversary of 9/11


Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:30 pm

16 state landmarks and bridges to be lit blue

Gov. Hochul announced flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff Monday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of those who lost their lives on this day 22 years ago. The governor also announced that 15 state landmarks and bridges will be illuminated blue in recognition of the 22nd anniversary.

"Twenty-two years ago, our nation was forever changed by a cowardly act of terror that took the lives of thousands of innocent Americans," Hochul said. "New Yorkers stand united in our grief for those we lost, and in our gratitude to the first responders and other heroes of that day. We will never forget."

State landmarks and bridges to be lit include:

  • One World Trade Center
  • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
  • Kosciuszko Bridge
  • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
  • State Education Building
  • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
  • Empire State Plaza
  • State Fairgrounds – Main Gate & Expo Center
  • Niagara Falls
  • The "Franklin D. Roosevelt" Mid-Hudson Bridge
  • Albany International Airport Gateway
  • The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
  • The Lake Placid Olympic Center
  • MTA Long Island Rail Road – East End Gateway at Penn Station
  • Fairport Lift Bridge over the Erie Canal
  • Moynihan Train Hall

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