Friday, September 11, 2009

Sept. 11, 2001

Patriot Day
In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the September 11, 2001, attacks. Most Americans refer to the day as "Nine-Eleven (9/11)," "September 11th," or some variation thereof.

U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of 407-0 on October 25, 2001. It requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day." President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001 (as Public Law 107-89). It is a discretionary day of remembrance.

Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims Of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.

On September 4, 2002, President Bush used his authority created by the resolution and proclaimed September 11, 2002, as Patriot Day.

On this day, the President directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff and displayed from individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane crash on September 11, 2001.

History

The bill to make September 11th a holiday was introduced in the U.S. House on October 25, 2001 by Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) with 22 co-sponsors, among them eleven Democrats and eleven Republicans. [1]. It passed the House by a vote of 407-0, with 25 members not voting,[2] and passed the Senate unanimously on November 30. It was signed by President Bush, without ceremony, on December 18 as Public Law No. 107-89.

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7 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Prayers !!!

Arkansas Patti said...

The pain and sadness doesn't get any less does it? God Bless.

The 4th Sister said...

today was the day...who could ever forget...life as we knew it was gone

The Mulligan Family said...

I will never forget that morning - eight years ago. All the pain and sadness that was felt by a nation. So wrong.

Renie Burghardt said...

I wanted to write more about that terrible day, Patty, but couldn't. I remember the horror of watching it, and plunging into a terrible depression, because it brought back memories of a war, and seeing people blown to bits, being buried alive, and more. So I just said a prayer for the victims and families, and for our country. And I prayed for peace in our troubled world. Oh, do you think we'll ever have it?

Have a good night, Patty.

Love,

Renie

Reader Wil said...

It's so sad that violence creates new violence. It will never end, there will always be war. And the warmongers will not be killed, it's the innocent who are to suffer.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I WILL never forget.
And I MAY never forgive.