On September 11th, 2001, devastating news shot across our TV screens of a commercial airliner that had flown into one of New York City’s Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. A few minutes later, another airliner flew into the second Twin Tower. And then, a third airliner crashed into the Pentagon while a fourth tragically downed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This was a crisis on an international scale: billions of people around the world watched as the terrorist attacks were carried out. Nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost in the tragedy on September 11th, despite the bravery, dedication, and commitment of rescue survivors and front line firefighters, police, and other rescuers. Rescue, recovery and clean up tasks continued for months and years after 9/11 and each year since 2001 Americans come together to commemorate the lives of those lost on that tragic day in the world’s history. We remember, and honor, the first responders on the scene who gave their all to help survivors and victims.
Use this day to join in on remembrance efforts and events countrywide and on social media with #PatriotDay.
When Is Patriot Day?
Patriot Day is observed on September 11th to honor the victims of the September 11th, 2001 attacks at the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
History Of Patriot Day
In 2017 and 2018, President Donald Trump declared September 8th to 10th as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance and proclaimed September 11 as Patriot Day.