Honoring Patriot Day on September 11
September 09, 2022
Sunday, September 11, is Patriot Day, the National Day of Service and Remembrance commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001. On the 21st anniversary of that day, we pause to remember the lives lost and engage in charitable services as a tribute to the victims, survivors, and those who rose up in response to the attacks.
On September 11, we remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. At the same time, we demonstrate the power of volunteer service as a way to honor and remember tragedy and triumph. We bring people together in new ways to build stronger, more resilient communities, celebrating our diversity and working toward a better life for all.
We will always honor and remember every life that was lost on 9/11, and those who helped to rebuild.
We will remember again this year by flying the flag at half-staff and observing a moment of silence beginning at 7:46 a.m. (CST), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Patriot Day began in 2002 as the 9/11 community – family members, support groups, and nonprofits – looked for ways to honor those whose lives were lost during the terrible attacks while revitalizing the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11. Because of their efforts, the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance was established into law by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009.
Joining together across the country is a respectful way to remember the lives of those lost, pay tribute to those who rose in service, and honor those who continue to serve our country today. Patriot Day is a reminder that we all must continue to stand against terrorism and fight – together - for a more peaceful world.