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Fly the Flag at Half Staff Sunday

 

American FlagWashington, D.C. – In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11th of each year, designated in memory of the 2,974 casualties in the September 11th, 2001, attacks.
 
The U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of 407-0 on October 25th, 2001. It requested that the President designate September 11th of each year as “Patriot Day.” President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18th, 2001.


 
On Patriot Day, Americans should fly their flags at half-staff and observe a moment of silence to honor those individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks.

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on:

  1. State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities;
  2. All departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11th, 2001;
  3. The people of the United States to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11th, 2001.

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