Governor Dayton orders flags to half-staff in observation of fourth anniversary of I-35W bridge collapse
July 29, 2011
In honor and remembrance of the lives lost in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse four years ago, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol Complex, including state buildings, monuments, and grounds in proximity to and including the Minnesota State Capitol, from sunrise until sunset on Monday, August 1, 2011.
This Monday, August 1 at 6:05 p.m. marks the fourth anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse over the Mississippi River on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, which took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 others. Governor Dayton has set aside this day to honor and remember the victims; to offer continued sympathy and support to affected families and communities; and to thank and recognize the police officers, fire and rescue personnel, and other first responders.