Last Updated : 11th September, 2019

Patriot Day 2019

2019 marks the 18th anniversary of 9/11.

Patriot Day - September 11th - 9/11

What is Patriot Day?

Patriots day observed annually on sep 11 to remember those who were injured or died during terrorist attack in the united states on September 11, 2001.  It is also referred as 9/11 or sep 11.

How is Patriot Day different from patriot's Day?

Patriot Day is different from Patriot's Day or Patriots' Day when people commemorate the contribution of American soldiers in the battles of Lexington and Concord. These battles, fought in 1775, marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.

Patriots day is that day when the US pays their tribute to those who were injured or lost their lives in the terrorist attack of sep 11, 2001.

Patriot Day Calendar

Holiday Date
Patriot Day 2018 Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Patriot Day 2019 Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Patriot Day 2020 Friday, September 11, 2020
Patriot Day 2021 Saturday, September 11, 2021
Patriot Day 2022 Sunday, September 11, 2022
Patriot Day 2023 Monday, September 11, 2023

Why 9/11 or sep 11 is called Patriot Day?

Patriot Day
  • On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes on the east coast with west coast destinations.

  • Two of these planes smashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

  • The third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

  • This resulted in terrible loss of life and property. Thousands of people died these attacks and many were injured. The September 11 attacks threatened the national security of U.S. and its economic might. 

  • On October 25, 2001, members of the Congress voted for September 11 to be designated as Patriot Day

  • On September 4, 2002, President George W. Bush declared that September 11 will be observed as Patriot Day

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 is Patriot Day Observed?

Here's how September 11 is observed every year across the nation:

National Flag Hoisting: 

  • On this day, the national flag waved at the White House and all U.S. government buildings around the world. Every American is expected to display the national flag around their homes, according to the directions of the U.S. President.

  • The flag should be flown at half-mast as a sign of honor and respect to those the nation lost on September 11, 2001.

Moment Of Silence:  

  • At around 8:46 AM (Eastern Daylight Time), people observe a moment of silence in grief of those who have fallen victim to the 9/11 attack. This is the time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center
  • Church services and prayer meetings: Some churches hold prayer meetings, especially establishments located in the areas affected by 9/11 attacks.
  • Services are attended not only by people who lost loved ones in the attack but also by thousands of people who want to honor those who were injured or passed away in September 11 attack.

Lay Flowers at 9/11 Memorial:  

Lay Flowers at 9/11 Memorial
  • A large number of people lay flowers at the 9/11 memorials in various states in remembrance of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks
  • On Patriot Day 2019, the National September 11th Memorial will open for the public. This memorial stands on the site where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, New York were located.
  • 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 Quotes

Best quotes, sayings and messages to be shared on 18th anniversary of 9/11 attack.

  • The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.~Minot J. Savage
  • With the tears a Land hath shed Their graves should ever be green. ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • God gave burdens, also shoulders. - Yiddish
  • 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
  • Americans never quit. - Douglas MacArthur
  • America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. - Harry S Truman
  • The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things that matter for a nation; the great peaks of honour we had forgotten - duty and patriotism, clad in glittering white; the great pinnacle of sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to heaven. ~David Lloyd George
  • All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them. ~Charles Dickens
  • The hero dead cannot expire: The dead still play their part. ~Charles Sangster