Take a moment today to remember the lives lost during the tragic events of 9/11. All flags will be flown at half-staff today to honor the memory of the fallen from September 11th, 2001. Here is the executive order from the Governor's Office:

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 102

WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, unprecedented terrorist

attacks were launched on New York, Washington, D.C. and

Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, more than one quarter of the victims of the

September 11, 2001 attacks were New Jerseyans, with nearly seven

hundred of our residents killed in the attacks; and

WHEREAS, many New Jerseyans, including thousands of police,

fire, military, emergency and construction personnel responded

to this tragedy; and

WHEREAS, these horrific attacks not only caused a

tremendous loss of life, but also inflicted immense pain and

anguish on those who survived the events of that day; and

WHERAS, eleven years later, the lives of hundreds of New

Jersey families are still dramatically affected by the loss of a

parent, spouse, child or other loved one; and

WHEREAS, this tragic event will be remembered by all New

Jerseyans, both privately as well as in public remembrances and

memorial ceremonies; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that this day be observed with full

solemnity, in tribute to the thousands of innocent victims who

perished in the attacks;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRIS CHRISTIE, Governor of the State of

New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the

Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER

and DIRECT:

1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag

of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all

State departments, offices, agencies, instrumentalities and all

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public buildings during appropriate hours on Tuesday, September

11, 2012 in recognition and mourning of all of those lost in the

September 11th attacks, and particularly, those lost from our

home State.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this

7th day of September,

Two Thousand and Twelve,

and of the Independence of

the United States, the Two

Hundred and Thirty-Seventh.

[seal]

/s/Chris Christie

Governor

Attest:

/s/Charles M. McKenna

Chief Counsel to the Governor


Here is the song that Jim always plays for any fallen soldier or for anyone who lost their life on 9/11, it is Mstislav’s Rostropovich’s version of “Stars & Stripes Forever.”