On the 20th anniversary of 9/11
On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued the following executive order:
State of Mississippi, Office of the Governor,
Executive Order 1559
... NOW THEREFORE, I, Tate Reeves, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Mississippi, do hereby order all flags of the United States of America and the State of Mississippi be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds of the State of Mississippi and all areas under its jurisdiction beginning at sunrise until sunset Saturday, September 11, 2021. I further urge and call upon all citizens of the state of Mississippi to participate in a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and do hereby proclaim September 11, 2021 the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 as PATRIOT DAY AND A DAY OF PRAYER AND REMEMBRANCE in the state of Mississippi in tribute to all of the victims of 9/11 and the many who rose in service in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.