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Home News Governor Honors Victims of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Governor Honors Victims of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner issued a proclamation declaring Friday, September 11, 2015 Patriot Day in Illinois. All entities governed by the Flag Display Act are ordered to fly the United States and state flags at half-staff in honor of the victims of the terror attacks 14 years ago today.

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Military Funeral Honors ceremonies must be scheduled in advance.

The law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, which includes the folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of “taps,” upon the family’s request. This Department of Defense program calls for the funeral director to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran’s family.