9/11 Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence for Patriot Day

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In commemoration of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, which happened on September 11, 2001 eight years ago today, all of America will observe a Moment of Silence at 8:46 AM EDT – the time that the first airplane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

At the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to gather with the staff on the South Lawn for the Moment of Silence.

Flags will also be lowered at half-staff in accordance with Executive Order 2006-10 to honor the brave 2,974 souls who lost their lives on that unfateful day.

9/11 Moment of Silence

Patriot Day as every September 11 of the year is called in America was approved by a vote of 407-0 on October 25, 2001 by the U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71. President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001 (as Public Law 107-89). It is a discretionary day of remembrance.

In April, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which for the first time officially recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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