Patriot Day will be observed on Sept. 11

Published 8:07 am Tuesday, September 4, 2012


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Patriot Day, observed on Sept. 11 of each year, was designated in memory of the 2,977 people killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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On this day, the President of the United States requests that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The City of Bainbridge plans to honor local heroes during a “brown bag lunch” and ceremony at Willis Park next Tuesday at noon.

President Barack Obama has also encouraged citizens to commemorate Patriots’ Day through acts of community service.

“There are so many ways to get involved, and every American can do something. To learn more about the opportunities where you live, just go online and visit

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost; a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”