Flags at half staff for D-Day anniversary

By Anna Norris

June 6, 2014 Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 6:32 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Flags were flown at half staff outside the state office building in downtown Binghamton on the anniversary of D-Day.

Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all flags on New York State government buildings to be at half staff on June 6, in honor and remembrance of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

In a written release, Governor Cuomo said, “As we approach the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we pause to remember the brave men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces both on this fateful day and throughout World War II. Those who risked their lives on battlefields and military installations around the globe performed heroically in the service of our nation, and they are true portraits of American courage. Of the 900,000 New Yorkers who fought during the war, nearly 37,000 of them did not return, and we remember their sacrifice with honor. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I express my utmost gratitude to these veterans as we pause to reflect on the significance of their accomplishments.”