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Remember this day

Friday will be Patriot Day, by which a joint resolution of Congress permits the President to declare Sept. 11 of each year, in commemoration of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. The resolution requests that all state and local governments observe this day “with appropriate programs and activities,” that the flag be displayed at half-staff from sunrise till sundown, and that a moment of silence be observed in honor of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks. They were firefighters, police officers and everyday citizens who lost their lives in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and on Flight 93 when it crashed in Shanksville, Pa. We were all touched by those attacks, and we are all still paying the price of the attacks to this day and will continue to do so for quite some time. To some extent, we have let Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other “days” with significance pass us by with little regard for their true meaning. Surely this community can come up with a way to observe this day with some observance that is appropriate.