Day has been added to the Flag Holidays listed in section 174 of the US
Flag Code. On December 18, 2001, President Bush signed Public Law No:
107-89, designating September 11th as Patriot Day. State and local
governments and the people of the United States are asked to observe
Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities to honor the
individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks
on that date in 2001.
day has also been designated as a day that the US flag should be flown
at half-staff from sunrise to sundown, not just until noon as is done
on Memorial Day. In addition the people of the United States are asked
to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in remembrance of the
Many people have asked if Government offices, schools,
banks, etc. will be closed on that day. We don't have that information
at this time but as decisions are made we will keep you informed.
Day should not be confused with Patriot's Day, a regional holiday
celebrated in New England on the third Monday in April which
commemorates Paul Revere's ride and the battle of Lexington &
Concord during the Revolutionary War. The Boston Marathon is run on
Patriot's Day every year.
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