Governor Sean Parnell used the 12th anniversary of 9/11 as an encouragement to be grateful. Parnell said we won’t forget the attacks, but we can honor those who were lost and those who remain…
Gov. Parnell: “We lower the flag to half-staff on this day. We observe a moment of silence. We offer prayers for our people, but it has also become a day when we pause to thank our first responders, our emergency workers, our military, and all our defenders – those who rush into harm’s way to pull others to safety, those who risk all as a part of who they are and who they have been called to be: heroes.”
Parnell encouraged Alaskans to thank local heroes on Patriot Day, naming firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs, and warriors.
Gov. Parnell: “Let Patriot Day become a time of gratitude for the exceptional nation we are, the goodness of our people, and our ability to recover from adversity.”
A “2 Million Bikers to DC” rally is being held today to honor the fallen. You can view the ride through DC traffic cameras online.