Patriot Day

by Art Pinney      September 11, 2015

”World

SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001

Each year on September 11th, Patriot Day is observed in the United States to remember the 2,977 people killed during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC and in the fields outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

By presidential decree, the American flag is flown at half-staff at the White House and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments throughout the world; flags are also encouraged to be displayed on individual American homes. Additionally, a moment of silence is observed to correspond with the attacks, beginning at 8:46 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.