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Patriot Day – September 11, 2023


September 11, 2023


Loni Shaw


Today, September 11th is Patriot Day.  We will Never Forget!  On September 14, 2001, President George W Bush proclaimed September 11th as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.

The US Department of Defense provides good information about this day and gives the historical reference when President Barack Obama proclaimed Sept. 11 Patriot Day and National Day of Service, Remembrance on September 11, 2016 –

September 11th is a time for all Americans to “honor all who lost their lives in the heartbreaking attacks of Sept. 11 and all who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the years that followed,” President Barack Obama.

We found some great ideas on how to honor this day on

How to honor Patriot Day

  1. Attend a Patriot Day ceremony

    If you live close enough to an area where you can attend a ceremony, it’s one of the best ways to honor those impacted. You’ll partake in a moment of silence with everyone else and hear stories about people who lost their lives, families, emergency workers, and more.

  2. Visit a memorial

    If a ceremony isn’t for you, there are also a ton of memorials where you can silently and independently walk through to honor in your own, private way. Many show the real stories and names of people who were killed in the incident.

  3. Participate in a moment of silence

    Although the most recognized moment of silence is when the first plane crashed into the first tower at 8:46 am Eastern Daylight Time, there are a few other times where people take a moment of silence, such as when the other planes crashed and when the first tower fell. These times are at 9:03 am, 9:37 am, 9:59 am, 10:03 am, and 10:28 am.

No matter how you choose to remember this day, be sure to at least take a moment of silence and try to realize the pain and all of the innocent people who lost their lives this day.

We will Never Forget!