Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer to Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11th. Patriot Day should not be confused with Patriot’s Day, also known as Patriots Day, which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which were two of the earliest battles in the American Revolutionary War.
Patriot Day 2021
About Patriot Day
On September 11, 2001, four commercial airline planes were hijacked. Three of the planes were deliberately flown into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The fourth plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused was the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks and the economic impact was immense.
The attacks have greatly increased attention to national security in the United States. This has had huge implications within national and international politics. This is particularly true regarding relationships between the U.S. and Islamic countries of the Middle East.
At the direction of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the homes of Americans, the White House, and all U.S. government buildings around the world. The flag should be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for those who died on September 11, 2001. Many people observe a moment of silence at 8:46 AM (Eastern Daylight Time). This marks the time that the first plane flew into the World Trade Center. Some communities, particularly in the areas directly affected by the attacks, hold special church services or prayer meetings. People who personally experienced the events in 2001 or lost loved ones, may visit memorials.
Patriot Day is not a federal holiday and schools and businesses do not close. Public transit systems run on regular schedules. Some individuals and organizations may take time out to of prayers for the victims of the attacks, but these do not usually affect public life for more than a few minutes.
The most powerful impressions of the events on September 11, 2001 are photos and videos of planes flying into buildings, of the World Trade Center towers engulfed in smoke and later collapsing and of people falling from buildings. Photos of damaged buildings and relatives looking for loved ones in the days and weeks after the attacks are also shown. The flag of the United States is often displayed with images of the events on September 11, 2001. This is to remind Americans that their country remained strong in the face of this massive terrorist attack and will remain strong to never let something like this happen again.
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