Patriot Day is an annual American holiday, dedicated to the terrible tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001. The total number of victims reached about 10 thousand people.
Patriot Day has been celebrated since 2002. This terrible date will forever remain in the memory of people. Terrorist attacks have claimed the lives of many people.
In total, 4 aircraft were hijacked by terrorists. The first two planes rammed the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Almost three thousand people were killed. A third plane made an attack on the Pentagon building, causing serious damage. The terrorists were unlucky with the fourth plane. The passengers understood the seriousness of the situation and made a courageous attempt to take control of the plane. As a result, it fell into a Pennsylvania field. This act prevented another large-scale tragedy.
- Patriot Day is officially enshrined in US law and recognized as a day of remembrance of the tragedy of the terrorist attacks.
- The President asks citizens in the morning at 8.46 (the time of the first attack on the North Tower) to observe a minute of silence, honoring the memory of the victims.
- In 2006, the film United 93 was released, which is dedicated to the events of the tragedy. It tells the story of the 4th plane hijacked by the terrorists. Much attention is paid to the passengers themselves, who tried to do everything possible to prevent a disaster. The emphasis is on their behavior, and the interaction between people in a critical situation.
How to take part
Patriot Day is a day of mourning. It would not be superfluous to post on social networks a post about the events that took place so people never forget about the danger of terrorism. You can watch documentaries and read different points of view on the events.
On this day, lectures are held in libraries and various events are dedicated to the memory of the tragedy. We also recommend visiting the Public Library, which was opened on the site of the destroyed Trade Center.
When is Patriot Day celebrated in 2023?
Patriot Day is observed on September 11 each year.