Patriot Day on September 11, 2021, is commemorated in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. The memorial day was initiated in 2002 by the then incumbent US President George W. Bush. Authorities and individuals are called to set their national flags at half-mast in memory of the victims of the attacks. In addition, the Americans are to insert a minute’s silence on September 11 at 8:46 clock New York time. At this time, the first hijacked passenger plane exploded in the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC).
Aside from the memorial, an underground museum will be opened to the public on Patriot Day . The museum will educate people on the history of 9/11. It’ll hold exhibitions in which visitors will have access to first-person accounts of what happened during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Patriot Day September 11
The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were four coordinated suicide attacks on key civilian and military buildings in the United States of America. Four airliners were abducted to the assassins on domestic flights. The perpetrators diverted two of them to the towers of the WTC in New York City and one to the Pentagon near Washington, DC. The fourth plane crashed the kidnappers during battles with passengers over the town of Shanksville (PY). The attacks caused the death of some 3,000 people and are considered terrorist mass murder. 17,410 people were evacuated from the WTC buildings in time for their collapse. September 11 is often characterized as a historic break with worldwide consequences.
Patriot Day 2021 in United States
- September 13, 2001, in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush, proclaimed Friday, September 14, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.
- August 31, 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, 2002, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance.
- September 4, 2002, President Bush proclaimed September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day.
- September 9, 2016, President Barack Obama proclaimed September 11th as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance,
In 2017 and 2018, President Donald Trump declared September 8–10 as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance and proclaimed September 11 as Patriot Day. “During the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we pause to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent people who were murdered by radical Islamist terrorists in the brutal attacks of September 11, 2001. We come together to pray for those whose lives were forever changed by the loss of a loved one. We strengthen our resolve to stand together as one Nation.”
Which Tower Collapsed First?
The south tower collapsed first at 9:59 am. At 10:28 am the North Tower was hit.
Later that day, the nearby Seven world trade center collapsed at 5:21 pm from the fires of North Tower.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PatriotDay
- Attend Patriot Day ceremonies.
- Observe moments of silence:
- 8:46 AM EDT – American Airlines Flight #11 collides into the World Trade Center
- 9:03 AM EDT – United Airlines Flight #175 collides into the World Trade Center South Tower
- 9:37 AM EDT – American Airlines Flight #77 crashes into the Pentagon
- 9:59 AM EDT – World Trade Center South Tower Collapses
- 10:03 AM EDT – United Airlines Flight #93 crashes in Shanksville, PA
- 10:28 AM EDT – World Trade Center North Tower Collapses
- Volunteer – Help an organization that has meaning to you. Improve the lives of others and the world around you. Spread kindness. Offer the hope and skills you have to others who need it most.
- Remember – Remember those killed in the attacks. Remember to stand united as a Nation. Join others in prayer vigils or memorial events.
Use #PatriotDay or #NeverForget to post on social media and show your support.
Best Inspirational Patriot Day Quotes
With the tears a Land hath shed
Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
~Minot J. Savage
Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. ~James Bryce
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. ~Gary Hart
God gave burdens, also shoulders. ~Yiddish Proverb
Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore
All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them. ~Charles Dickens
I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine. ~Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007)
Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. ~Author Unknown
Sadness flies away on the wings of time. ~Jean de La Fontaine
Weave in faith and God will find the thread. ~Author Unknown
That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. ~James K. Feibleman
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon (James Neil Hollingworth) (1933–1996), “No Peaceful Warriors!,” 1991
The hero dead cannot expire:
The dead still play their part.
God understands our prayers even when we can’t find the words to say them. ~Author Unknown
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~The Wonder Years
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~Dan Rather
There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. ~Author Unknown
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~Robert Ingersoll
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~John Taylor
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer
God is closest to those with broken hearts. ~Jewish Saying
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you’re slamming the door in the face of God. ~Charles L. Allen
Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope. ~Author Unknown
The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists. ~William J. Clinton, 1997
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~Mother Teresa
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September 11th is Patriot Day. On this day we remember the innocent lives lost, and we must never forget how our nation united in spite of all our differences. Flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of those lost 18 years ago.
Memory is just a beautiful way of holding on to things that you have always loved, remembering the things that you never want to lose. Today is the day to remember all those who died and always keep them alive in our memories. Happy Patriot Day to you #patriotday2021 #September11
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.
Today we remember all impacted forever. Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance is in memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
18 years ago a tragedy struck America. we remember this day as Patriot Day to remember the ones we lost. over 2,000 people died and over 6,000 people were injured. this horrific disaster reshaped how America is today and we shall never forget. #September11 #NeverForget911
The United States Flag is to be lowered from sunrise to sunset, Wednesday, September 11, 2021 in honor of Patriot Day. This is in honor of the individuals that lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.
September 11th is Patriot Day. Flags of the United States of America, and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.
Patriot Day, officially known as National Day of Service and Remembrance, is observed every September 11th in honor of the individuals who lost and risked their lives on September 11, 2001. We look forward to seeing our Gates Mills students in red, white and blue tomorrow!