In his order, Baldacci said Mainers should all take time to remember the victims, while also honoring the men and women who acted selflessly to try to save the lives of their fellow Americans.
The events of that day have a special resonance here in Maine.
Several of the hijackers made their way into the country by way of Maine’s border crossings with Canada.
Some made stops in Bangor, with credit card receipts showing purchases in the Bangor Mall.
Two of the hijackers spent the night in South Portland before boarding a flight at the Portland jetport that took them to Boston. From there, they grabbed a connecting flight that they flew into the World Trade Center.