Flags are flying at half-staff Tuesday in honor of the 9/11 anniversary.
Governor Brian Sandoval ordered flags on all state buildings be flown at half-staff after President Obama made a similar order for federal buildings yesterday.
The flags will remain that way until sundown tonight.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
"I remember the bright, blue morning of September 11, 2001 like it was yesterday. And while our country has begun to heal from the wounds of those terrible attacks over the last decade, the scars remain. No matter how many years pass, we'll never forget the thousands of innocent people who died in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. They were mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brother and sisters, spouses and friends / who were simply doing their jobs or catching a plane. So it is fitting that we pause each year to pay tribute – and to remember.
The memories of that dark day in our shared history are painful, but they give me hope as well. On September 11th, and during the difficult months that followed, Americans showed the world how a unified nation can fight back against darkness and fear. In the face of great evil, so many rushed forward to show great courage, dignity and kindness.
So today we also pause to remember the firefighters, who rushed into the World Trade Center, knowing they might never come out. We pause to remember the police officers and rescue workers who hurried to the scene, combed through the debris and shepherded New Yorkers to safety. Some of them gave their lives that day. We pause to remember the bravery of the members of our nation's Armed Forces, intelligence community and Foreign Service, as well as the sacrifices of their families, who have borne the burdens of war for more than a decade. Too many have given their lives to the effort to crush al Qaeda, bring Osama bin Laden to justice and keep America safe. And we pause to remember the unbreakable spirit of these United States of America."
Rep. Mark Amodei's statement on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:
"On a day when we witnessed unimaginable evil perpetuated by cowards, we can instead remember the 2,977 victims and their families, the bravery of the first responders, the heroism of Flight 93, and the dedication of our service men and women who have given so much to keep us safe since the attacks. May we never forget."
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley issued this following statement:
"Eleven years ago today, senseless acts of violence caused death and destruction in the worst attacks on American soil since Pearl Harbor. Today, we pause to remember and honor all who lost their lives on that day and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberty in the years following 9/11. We honor the first responders who cast aside their own safety to save the lives of others during heroic rescue and recovery operations in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. We also pay tribute to the resiliency of our fellow Americans who came together as a nation in common cause in response to the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The powerful determination of Americans makes clear that what unites us is much more important that what divides us, and I believe that today is a time to reflect on that principle."
State Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford released this statement:
"Eleven years ago our nation was shocked and stunned by horrific acts of terrorism on American soil. Today, we remember the victims and heroes of 9/11, re-commit to supporting our servicemen and women at home and abroad, and reflect on the resilience of our country."
"We will never let tragic events weaken our commitment to defending freedom and democracy, to protecting the basic rights of all Americans, and to keeping our country safe. I ask Nevadans to join me in keeping all those affected by the events of September 11th in their thoughts and prayers today."