(PCM) Each year, Patriot Day is observed on September 11th as a way for us to both remember and honor the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 2,977 individuals. While, Patriot Day has not yet been made a federal holiday, both schools and businesses operate as normal, however there are plenty of ways to take a few moments aside and pay tribute to the lives we lost during those senseless acts of violence.
The President has ordered a proclamation that all flags been flown at half-staff on 9/11 in remembrance and respect for those that perished and there is often a moment of silence observed at 8:46am the time that the first plane was flown into the World Trade Center. Despite the fact that the attacks took place on U.S. soil, the terror and grief felt from this catastrophic event spread globally and Patriot Day is now not only observed in the U.S., but globally as well.
September 11th is also known as a National Day of Service and Remembrance during which individuals are asked to do at least one good deed for the day to honor those that died and bring about solidarity throughout their communities.