Tuesday, September 11th: Remembering … All other holidays and celebrations pale in comparison after September 11, 2001. A Congressional resolution in December 2001 designated September 11th PATRIOT DAY. (Public Law 107-89, December 18, 2001) In 2009, Congress approved the day as an annually recognized “National Day of Service and Remembrance.” (Public Law 111-13, April 21, 2009)

According to the proclamation:

“Today, we pay tribute to the selfless heroes and innocent victims of September 11, 2001, and we reaffirm the spirit of patriotism, service, and unity that we felt in the days and months that followed.  By volunteering our time and unique skills, we can enrich communities across our country, and together, we can strengthen our Nation to meet the challenges of the 21st century …

… As we join in serving causes greater than ourselves and honoring those we lost, we are reminded of the ways that the victims of 9/11 live on — in the people they loved, the lives they touched, and the courageous acts they inspired.  On Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we pledge to carry on their legacy of courage and compassion, and to move forward together as one people.”

In honor of those that lost their lives, this day will forever remind us of our nation’s loss.


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