US to Observe Patriot Day today to Commemorate Sept 11 attacks

Sept 11 memorial and museum

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City is commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,996 people. World Trade Center bombing by the dreaded terrorist Osama Bin Laden. 


The city of New York and the entire United Nations on Wednesday will stop to remember the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. 

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States. Many Americans refer Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11.

On the direction of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the homes of Americans, the White House and all United States government buildings in the whole world. The flag should be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect to those who died on September 11, 2001. Many people observe a moment of silence at 8:46 AM (Eastern Daylight Time).

This marks the time that the first plane flew into the World Trade Center. Some communities, particularly in the areas directly affected by the attacks, hold special church services or prayer meetings. People who personally experienced the events in 2001 or lost loved ones in them, may lay flowers or visit memorials.

Patriot Day is not a federal holiday and schools and businesses do not close. Public transit systems run on their regular schedules. Some people and organizations will hold prayers for the victims of the attacks, but these do not usually affect public life for more than a few minutes.