Gov. Maggie Hassan has directed flags to fly at half-staff, proclaiming it as a Day of Remembrance in honor of those killed by terrorists on Sept. 11, 13 years ago.
Hassan is participating in two remembrance ceremonies: Manchester's 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Henry McLaughlin Middle School and the American Legion Post 35 Global War on Terrorism Monument Unveiling and Rededication in Hampton on Thursday.
Hassan says despite it being one of the darkest days in U.S. history, Sept. 11 also was a day when Americans demonstrated their collective resilience in the face of great tragedy.
She says this year, the loss of dedicated Marine Lance Corp. Brandon Garabrant in Afghanistan and journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff are fresh on people's minds, adding new pain to the solemn occasion.