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Flags at Half Staff in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11, 2016

On this day, the President requests that the American Flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all US government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. It is a national day of service and remembrance.  It is a recognized as a day of service because of all the volunteers across the nation that helped that day and continue to help our citizens and our veterans in unique ways. 

The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M.EST the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  Take a moment to remember. Learn how you can support those that defend and protect our freedoms domestically and abroad.