By presidential proclamation, Patriot Day is observed in the United States on September 11, or 9/11, in memory of the thousands who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States that involved four hijacked planes. The observance also honors those who came to aid in the aftermath.

Each year on Patriot Day, the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff. Citizens are asked to observe a moment of silence, usually at 8:46 a.m. EDT (when the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City), and are encouraged to devote the day and year to serving their neighbors and communities.

From: Almanac.com

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  • Just like the US to make a holiday out of the disaster of 9/11, where 6000 people died. Soon, just like Labor Day and Memorial Day we all will forget what it is about and just have another BBQ Day. I am a US Marine have been since I was 18. This is still an atrocity and I remember the people who did this to us. Please show some reverence and respect on this day

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