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Do Flags Fly At Half Staff On Patriot Day?

Yes. On Patriot Day, designated September 11th of each year, flags should fly at half-staff to honor those who have died in terrorist attacks. In accordance with the designation officially given on December 18, 2001, by President George W. Bush, September 11th is Patriot Day, and as such flags should fly at half-mast.

What is Patriot Day?

Not to be confused with Patriot’s Day, a regional holiday celebrated in New England which celebrates Paul Rever’s ride and the battle of Lexington & Concord during the Revolutionary War. Almost always the Bost Marathon is run on Patriot’s Day which is observed on the third Monday in April.

Do Flags Fly At Half Staff On Patriot Day?

Patriot Day was designated by President George W. Bush on December 18th, 2001 to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In addition, residents of the United States are asked to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in remembrance of the victims and their families.

September 11th may be one of the most tragic days in recent U.S. history but Patriot Day stands to bring hope and honor back to individuals who lost their lives and also to the families of the fallen on that day. The day is a national day of remembrance and as such American flags fly at half-mast or half-staff. Unlike some other patriotic days where flags are flown at half-staff, on Patriot Day flags are flown half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

When was Patriot Day 2021?

In the year 2021 Patriot Day was observed Saturday, September 11 2021 and people of the United States of America remembered the brave service members, and public defenders as well as the passengers of flight 93 and all of their families by taking a moment of silence and flying their flags at half-staff.

When is Patriot Day 2022?

You may be asking “how do I prepare for Patriot Day 2022?” First things first, know when it is. Patriot Day 2022 will be observed on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 from sunrise to sunset. During this time you’ll need to have your flags at half-staff, also It is recommended to take a moment of silence in remembrance of all of the victims on that very day in 2001.

We highly recommend writing a letter or sending a warm text or email to any family member, college, or friend that has been victimized by what transpired on 9/11/2001. Sending your condolences and well wishes as well as prayer will continue to keep the memory of their loved ones alive while also honoring their death.

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