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Patriot Day or September 11th 2019 September 11, 2019 Wednesday 37 Passed
Patriot Day or September 11th 2020 September 11, 2020 Friday 37 304
Patriot Day or September 11th 2021 September 11, 2021 Saturday 36 669
Patriot Day or September 11th 2022 September 11, 2022 Sunday 36 1034
Patriot Day or September 11th 2023 September 11, 2023 Monday 37 1399
Patriot Day or September 11th 2024 September 11, 2024 Wednesday 37 1765
Patriot Day or September 11th 2025 September 11, 2025 Thursday 37 2130
Patriot Day or September 11th 2026 September 11, 2026 Friday 37 2495
Patriot Day or September 11th 2027 September 11, 2027 Saturday 36 2860
Patriot Day or September 11th 2028 September 11, 2028 Monday 37 3226
Patriot Day or September 11th 2029 September 11, 2029 Tuesday 37 3591

Patriot Day or September 11th

On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States in an unprecedented event that became known as 9/11. In honor of the thousands of innocent victims who perished that day, former President George W. Bush designated September 11th as Patriot Day, to be annually observed on the anniversary of the attacks. This article offers steps on how to observe Patriot Day, and how to remember the tragic events of 9/11 in respect of those who lost their lives. 

Patriot Day or September 11th Background

On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorist hijacked (according to official sources) four passenger airliners and deliberately crashed them into the following American landmarks:

  • American Airlines Flight 11, flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City
  • United Airlines Flight 175, flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center
  • American Airline Flight 77, flown into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia
  • United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the heroic efforts of its passengers who attempted to overcome the hijackers.

Patriot Day or September 11th Celebrations

  • Thousands of lives were lost in this horrifying tragedy, and should be honored for their bravery and courage. Some leave flowers or an American flag at these sites, which can be found in numerous cities, as well as in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
  • If visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, spend a few minutes reflecting at the waterfall pools. These were placed in the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood.
  • Hundreds of people did survive the attacks, and many of them deserve to be honored for their help saving lives and maintain order among the chaos of that day.
  • You could also donate to charities that help the injured or to the families that lost a loved one in the attacks. If possible, and if they are OK with doing so, get to know them and help them in any way you can. Learn their stories of survival and what they saw that fateful day.
  • You may work actively to spread the awareness by volunteering your time to help those who suffered from the attacks, help organize trips to visit the memorials, and attend a Patriot Day ceremony in your community.

Patriot Day or September 11th Customs and Traditions

A respectful and solemn tradition, this is performed to commemorate what transpired at the following moments:

  • 8:46 AM
  • 9:03 AM
  • 9:37 AM
  • 9:59 AM
  • 10:03 AM
  • 10:28 AM

Patriot Day or September 11th Facts

  • Patriot Day is a day the US remembers the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This day is commonly referred to as 9-11 (Nine-Eleven). It is believed that 2,977 people died in the attacks. President George W. Bush proclaimed September 11th Patriot Day in 2002.
  • On September 11th, US Flags should be flown at half mast - both on US soil and abroad.
  • A moment of silence is held at 8:46 a.m. (EST) across the nation - commemorating the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
  • The National September 11 Memorial and Museum takes up over half of the destroyed World Trade Center site. It contains bronze parapets inscribed with the names of those killed on September 11, 2001 and those killed in the 1993 World Trade Center attack.
  • Cleaning up Ground Zero, as the World Trade Center was renamed, took 8 months and 19 days, and was completed in May of 2002.
  • The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were once the tallest buildings in the world, and contained enough concrete to build a sidewalk from New York City to Washington D.C.
  • On September 11, 2001, 19 suicide bombers linked with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. At 8:45 AM, an American Airlines Boeing 767 filled with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center (also known as WTC) in New York City.
  • American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • It is believed that the fourth jet was supposed to target the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Instead, the plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania as passengers on the flight fought against the hijackers to regain control of the plane.
  • Tower Two of the World Trade Center collapsed at about 10:00 AM. At 10:30 AM, Tower One also collapsed.
  • The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people.
  • The victims included 246 passengers and crew on the four planes, 2,606 in New York City, both in the towers and on the ground, and 125 individuals at the Pentagon. Men, women and children from more than 90 countries died in these attacks.
  • In 2004, Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia and sanctions against Iraq as reasons for the attacks.
  • Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002. The Pentagon was repaired within a year.
  • Many memorials were constructed to remember 9/11. These include the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, the Pentagon Memorial and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
  • Next to the National Memorial, the 1 776 feet One World Trade Center was completed in 2013.
  • Osama bin Laden was found in 2011, nearly 10 years after the 9/11 attacks. In May 2011, after years at large, Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Navy Seals from the United States.
  • Of the nearly 3 000 people killed, 343 were New York City firefighters and paramedics. 23 New York City police officers also died along with 37 Port Authority officers who struggled to complete a building evacuation to rescue office workers in the higher floors.
  • Only six people who were in the World Trade Center towers when they collapsed survived. Close to 10,000 other people were also treated for injuries, many of them severe.
  • Patriot Day should not be confused with Patriot’s Day, also known as Patriots Day, which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which were two of the earliest battles in the American Revolutionary War.
  • Operation Enduring Freedom was launched less than a month after the attacks. This was an international effort led by America to remove the Taliban from power in Afghanistan and destroy the al-Qaeda network that was based there.
  • Within two months of Operation Enduring Freedom, the Taliban had been removed from operational power. Although the U.S. forces had effectively removed the Taliban, the war continued as coalition forces dealt with a Taliban insurgency campaign based out of Pakistan.
  • Around $110 million of art was lost after the 9/11 attacks. Some of the artwork destroyed included works by Picasso and Hockney.
  • The morning after, the New York Times was first to print the ‘9/11’ name the attacks became known as. The headline they printed was: “America’s Emergency Line: 9/11”.
  • There were many fires ignited by 9/11. In fact, there were so many that it took New York City firefighters 100 days to put them all out.
  • The cost to clean up the 1.8 million tons of debris after 9/11 was around $750 million.
  • The site of the World Trade Center became known as “Ground Zero”. Originally, this was used to refer to the site where the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima in 1945.
  • September 11 is now remembered as Patriot Day in the United States. This is a national day of mourning to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks.
  • The attacks showed great interest in national security in the United States. This has had great implications for US national and international policies. This is especially true for relations between the United States and Islamic countries in the Middle East.
  • Patriot Day is not a federal holiday and schools and businesses don't close. Public transport systems operate regularly. Some people and organizations may take time to pray for the victims of the attack, but they usually do not affect public life for more than a few minutes.

Patriot Day or September 11th Symbols 

  • The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (also known as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum) is a memorial and museum in New York City commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks
  • The iconic Koenig Sphere was unveiled on Wednesday morning at its new home at the World Trade Center’s Liberty Park. The Sphere, designed by German sculptor Fritz Koenig, became a symbol of hope and resilience following the 9/11 attacks.
  • The most potent symbol of the events that happened on September 11, 2001 are pictures and videos of planes flying into buildings, of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center engulfed in smoke and later collapsing and of people falling from buildings.
  • The flag of the United States is often displayed around images of the events on September 11, 2001.

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