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Mayor Lee’s Statement on Commemorating 9/11 Tragedy

“We will always honor and remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, and San Francisco joins all Americans in mourning on this day, the eleventh anniversary.

The world has forever changed since that day and working together with City agencies, law enforcement and community partners, San Francisco is stronger, better prepared for emergencies and more resilient than ever. We will continue to honor the memories of the first responders and victims who died on 9/11 by working together to keep our City safe.”

In honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and in accordance with the President’s request, Mayor Lee has ordered flags on all City buildings and grounds to be displayed at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

Coit Tower will also be lit red, white and blue starting at dusk on Tuesday evening in remembrance of those who died in the terrorist attacks and to honor the first responders who rushed in to save lives.