Remembering 9/11 - Observe, Honor, Serve

Patriot Day is September 11

Twin Towers Memorial Lights

On September 11, 2001, terrorists perpetrated a horrifying and violent plot against Americans on American soil, successfully carrying out attacks in New York City and Washington D.C..

Although the events of September 11 took place so many years ago, the impact made on the nation and the world still resonates in our hearts and minds.

9/11 has come to be known as Patriot Day, a day to mourn.
It is also a day to honor the strength and resilience of our country, which have been proven to the world ever since that dreadful day.

Patriot Day was established by Public Law on December 18, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. We humbly offer the following ideas for how to reflect on 9/11.

Fly Your American Flag at Half-staff

In honor of 9/11, Outdoor American Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, September 11, 2023.

If your location is closed over the weekend or will be closed on September 11, please consider lowering your American flag at sunset on Friday, September 8, until sunrise Tuesday, September 12, or as soon as your office re-opens.

If you are unable to fly your flag at half-staff, due to pole length or because it is displayed flat against a wall, hanging a black ribbon from the top of the flag or the pole is an alternative you can consider to still honor the half-staff tradition.

Observe a Moment of Silence

The following six moments are reserved so that each of us may choose one or all of the times to offer respects.
Tolling of bells at these times is also appropriate.

8:46 a.m. — One World Trade Center attacked

9:03 a.m. — Two World Trade Center attacked

9:37 a.m. — The Pentagon attacked

9:59 a.m. — Two World Trade Center collapse

10:03 a.m. — Shanksville, PA crash

10:28 a.m. — One World Trade Center collapse

Give Back

Taking a moment to volunteer in your community is the perfect way to celebrate America’s spirit of strength, resilience, and giving. Any small form of giving back to others, from a kind word and listening ear, to giving volunteer hours at a non-profit brings us together as a nation and honors those who gave so much at a time when it was needed the most.

One World Trade

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Have a great day, from your friends at LIBERTY FLAGS, The American Wave®.

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