R44178 – Patriot Day: Fact Sheet – 9/9/2016


Patriot Day: Fact Sheet


Author: Audrey Celeste Crane-Hirsch, Reference Librarian
Pages: 3

In 2001, P.L. 107-89 designated September 11 as Patriot Day to honor the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. The law asks the President to issue an annual Proclamation for Patriot Day that directs the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff and a moment of silence be observed.