Thursday, September 11, 2008

Patriot Day-Do you know what and when it is?

Patriot Day was a joint resolution by Congress that became Public Law in the U.S. on Dec. 18th, 2001 declaring that every Sept. 11th will be a time to honor those who died on 9/11. Flags are supposed to be lowered to half staff and people are asked to participate in remembrances and ceremonies to honor those people. A moment of silence is also asked for beginning at 8:46 a.m.Eastern every Sept. 11th. Unfortunately, this is one day that seems to have been easily forgotten. Sadly, there has been nothing in our local news about it being Patriot Day. Other days are marked and observed, but this one has been shoved under the rug. In Illinois, schools are closed for a day called, "Roman Pulaski" day, but do you know that most Illinoisians don't even know who that was. Yet, September 11th is a day that none of us will forget and will always have etched in our minds of where we were at the time, what was going on in our country and those who died that day and every year it continues to become less and less of a time to remember. Please do not foget this day. Please never forget the time that was a turning point in American history and lives around the world. Remember those who innocently died leading the lives that you and I still do to this day. . please never forget!

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