CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – In Friday’s press conference, Governor Jim Justice declared September 11th to be “West Virginia’s Heroes Day.” The governor says this will be a day to honor the lives of the first responders in the Mountain State.
There will also be a ceremony broadcasted on September 11th – by the governor – to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. This broadcast is scheduled to take place at 11 am.
“It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 20 years. It was a beautiful, quiet, blue-sky day. And then, all of a sudden, America was under attack. I ask you for your prayers and for us to never, ever forget that day.”Gov. Jim Justice
Justice says flags across West Virginia will be lowered at half staff, Saturday, in honor of 9/11 victims as well.