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Flags at Half-Staff Saturday In Remembrance of Sept. 11

Flags at Half-Staff Saturday In Remembrance of Sept. 11

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gov. Olene Walker has asked for flags to be lowered to half-staff at the state Capitol and state-owned facilities Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"It is important Utah remembers and pays tribute to those who lost their lives and were impacted by the tragic events on 9/11," said Walker. "Utahns exemplify a great spirit of patriotism and we know it is an honor and privilege to live in this great country."

Walker has asked that flags be at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

Walker also will participate in and speak during two events Saturday morning, including a 9:30 a.m. stop at the Healing Field at Sandy City Hall.

At 10:30 a.m. Walker will host Governor's Day at the Utah National Guard, Camp Williams.

As commander in chief of the Utah National Guard, Walker will conduct a formal pass and review of troops, recognize recipients of Purple Hearts and other honorable medals, and observe a moment of silence to commemorate Sept. 11.

A Utah mother and her daughter were killed in the attacks three years ago.

Mary Alice Wahlstrom, 75, a longtime Logan resident who had spent the previous eight years living in Kaysville, and her daughter, Carolyn A. Beug, 48, Los Angeles, were passengers on American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to strike the World Trade Center in New York.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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