Patriot Day 2018

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
Sun Sep 11 2016
Mon Sep 11 2017
Tue Sep 11 2018
Wed Sep 11 2019
Fri Sep 11 2020

Why 9/11 or sep 11 is called 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.

National Flag Hoisting

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:  

  • 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 2018, 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.

Lay Flowers at 9/11 Memorial

Patriot Day Quotes

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~Author Unknown
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

Last Updated: 10th September, 2018