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 on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer to Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11.
On the direction of the President of the United States, 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.
The national organization ‘Taps for Veterans’ announced that over 900 buglers will play TAPS sometime during the day to honor the victims of September 11. TAPS FOR VETERANS encourages all buglers across the nation to sound Taps marking the 20th anniversary of 9-11 on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Those buglers not involved with a formal ceremony may sound Taps at one of the times listed below.
Here are the times of events on 9-11. Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
8:46 A.M.: Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center between the 93rd and 99th floors.
9:03 A.M.: Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center between the 77th and 85th floors.
9:37 A.M.: Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon.
9:59 A.M.: The South Tower collapses.
10:03 A.M.: Flight 93 crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
10:28 A.M.: The North Tower collapses.
Many buglers may also sound Taps at ‘Sunset’ in their local area.
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