Patriot Day

Patriot Day

Every year on September 11th, we observe Patriot Day to remember the tragic events that unfolded in 2001 and pay tribute to the lives lost. On this solemn day, we commemorate the lives of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who perished during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. We also honor the selflessness and bravery of the first responders and ordinary citizens who risked their lives to save others.

Patriot Day serves as a reminder of the resilience and unity that emerged from the darkness of that tragic day. It’s a time for reflection on the countless stories of heroism, as well as the strength of a nation that stood united in the face of adversity. The sacrifices made by firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, and ordinary citizens demonstrate the extraordinary courage that can arise in the most harrowing moments.

As we remember Patriot Day, let’s take a moment to honor the memories of those we lost and express our gratitude to the brave souls who rose to the occasion. Their legacy continues to inspire us to unite, to support one another, and to embrace the values that make our nation strong. Amidst the somber reflections, let us find hope in the resilience of the human spirit and the unwavering commitment to freedom and peace.


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  1. On a trip to Washington, D.C. My wife and I took our nieces to the 9-11 memorial. The youngest was about 13 years old, and the eldest was 17. As a Navy Veteran, I, along with my wife and guests. Are permitted to museums at no charge. Walking into the memorial, you get a sense of respect and honor.
    Walking through the various displays of photographs and collections of items twisted, mangled, or blackened by fire. I walked with the eldest, taking photos of destruction and news clips. At some point, my niece called me and pointed to her sister at a display with earphones. The display was voice recordings of the husbands, wives, or individuals onboard the flight to Washington that had been taken over by terrorists. Their intention was to crash the plane into the Pentagon. My niece was listening to ordinary people about to do the most heroic and selfless act of courage. My niece, who was not born at the time of the attack, understood what she was listening to because of the memorials in her hometown. This was different; she could see the faces and hear the actual voices. She made the connection. Her response was full awareness, which left her sobbing. Years past, I asked her, when we return to D.C., would she be unto revisiting the Memorial? She gave me a definitive NO! I know her curiosity will bring her back. It was the most vile attack on a country I thought could never be attacked by a foreign country, let alone Terrorists. Today, my wife and I were talking about the news on television. Upon learning what actually happened, I told my wife, Our lives will never be the same. Our security has been compromised.

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