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Origins: Patriot Day is a day designated for honoring the memories of those who lost their lives as a result of the
Patriot Day was created as a discretionary day of remembrance by a unanimously-approved resolution passed in the House of Representatives on
(1) State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities;President George W. Bush has accordingly issued such a proclamation every September since 2002. Patriot Day has also been observed in Canada, with the Prime Minister ordering flags on Parliament Hill and at Canadian diplomatic missions in the United States to be flown at half-staff, and some provincial offices opting to lower their flags to half-staff as well.
(2) all 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 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; and
(3) the people of the United States 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.
Last updated: 8 September 2008
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