“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan
12 years ago, this nation suffered a terrible loss in the four terrorist attacks on US soil. But, post 9-11 America has become a nation proud of itself and the work that it does. Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance is in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11 attacks. The US House of Representatives approved the resolution 407-0 on October 25, 2001 and President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001. In acknowledgment of this day, the American flag is to be flown at half mast at individual American homes, the White House and all U.S. government buildings and establishments both at home and abroad. There is also a moment of silence at 8:46am (Eastern Daylight Time), which is marked by when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
This day is remembered as a tragedy to us, but if we get out there and show our support to our communities, we could bring some positive vibes to this day.
“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.” -Ronald Reagan