- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all flags at state facilities lowered to half staff in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Nearly 3,000 people died 14 years ago Friday when hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Tomblin asked that residents observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Friday - the time the first plane struck the north tower in New York. Another jetliner struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.

Tomblin plans to attend wreath laying and bell ringing ceremonies on the grounds of the state Capitol in Charleston.

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