Tagged: 9/11 Commemorations and Memorials

Patriot Day 9/11/2015: A Day of Remembrance

In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of… Read more
US Flags at Half-Staff

Flag at Half-Staff Alert – Patriot Day – Friday, September 11th

In accordance with Public Law 107-89, the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation (per the requirements of Flag Code section 7(m)) for the United States Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Patriot Day, Friday, September 11. It is anticipated that the President will issue the proclamation; when issued the proclamation… Read more

9/11 Commemorations and Memorials

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners to strike targets in the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks. By presidential proclamation, Americans are called on to participate in a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time on September 11. They may also observe the day with ceremonies and activities,… Read more