Friday, September 11, 2015

Patriot Day


All of us will never forget where we were and what it felt like on that day 14 years ago. As a nation our world was turned upside down and as we dealt with the loss and the fear a tremendous sense of pride and liberty emerged. On October 25, 2011 a bill was introduced to the U.S. House to make September 11th a national day of mourning. Since 2009, President Barack Obama has designated today Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. 

On this day flags with be flown at half mast and the nation will observe a moment of silence to remember the 2,977 people that were lost that day. This is also a day and an opportunity to bring back that sense of community and national pride that we felt after the brutal attacks. A way to accomplish this is to do something of service for your community.

If you are not sure what you can do for you community you can visit the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance website, just click here.  You can simply enter your zip code to find a place to volunteer. However you choose to honor today take some time to remember those that were lost and to be thankful to be living in the United States of America. 

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