Day of Remembrance
President Obama’s proclamation declared September 11, 2011, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. This is the tenth anniversary of the horrific attack on American Soil. This unfathomable terrorist attack also brought out the best in the American people.
Today in honor of the attacks please remember the lives lost. The times of impact are 8:46 am and 9:02 am. The towers burned for 56 minutes and 102 minutes. They fell in 12 seconds. 2819 people died , from 115 different nations, 343 Rescue workers, 23 NYPD, 37 Port Authority officers, 232 passengers and 33 crew members on AA Flight 77 and 11 and United Airlines flights 93 and 175. Take the time to remember.
On this day, the people of the United States are encouraged to participate in community service, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, to display the flag of the United States at half-staff, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
With just a small act of service, or a simple act of kindness towards others, you can both honor those we lost and those who serve us still, and help us recapture the spirit of generosity and compassion that followed the attacks of September 11.