Not to be confused with Patriots’ Day which acknowledges the American Revolution, Patriot Day is a day of national observance to those who lost their lives on Tuesday September 11, 2001. Although it is not a national holiday, memorials, moments of silence, and awareness events are still observed by Americans throughout the nation each year.
Not long after the September attacks, a bill was introduced to the house of Representatives to make September 11th a national day of mourning. The was bill passed and endorsed both parties in December of 2001. From that point forward, September 11th was officially known as Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Ways To Observe 9/11
- Flags are to be flown at half-staff on all US government buildings and establishments throughout the world.
- Fly flags at half-staff or with a mourning bow or streamer off of home and businesses.
- Observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46am EST, when the first plane flew into the World Trade Center.
- Talk to heroes, survivors, or family members of those who perished in the attacks. Learn about their personal stories so you can bring awareness and educate others about these events.
- If you want to make a donation, please click here to make a monetary donation to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
2023 Events and Involvement around the Texas Hill Country
- 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial
- Hays County First Responders 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
- 9/11 Heros Run in San Antonio
- 9/11 Heros Run in Austin
- 5th Annual 9/11 Memorial Waco Stair Climb
- Hays County Memorial 9/11 Stair Climb
- 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Red Horse Park
- 110 9/11 Tower Run in San Antonio
- 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park
- 9/11 Memorial at Old Settlers Park
- 8th Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride at The Ranch H-D