September 11th, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. As this day approaches it is important to understand proper flag etiquette that pertains to the upcoming day of remembrance.
Patriot Day, observed on September 11th every year, was officially signed into law on December 18, 2001 as a day to remember and honor those who died in the attacks on our country. As a national holiday, the President is requested to issue a proclamation each year to local and state governments and the citizens of the United States to observe Patriot Day with the appropriate activities.
Additionally all the departments, agencies and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and the people of the United States are also to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.
Please remember to lower your flag to half mast this, and every, September 11th in honor and remembrance of those fellow American’s who lost their lives on that fateful day.
Photo credit and information regarding Patriot’s Day taken from Annin Flags, Roseland, Nj