Fly the United States Flag at
Half-Staff on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Honor of Patriot Day
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[September 10, 2017]
September 11th, 2017 marks the 16 year anniversary of the 9/11
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the
Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban
Pennsylvania. Patriot Day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost
on that September morning.
The President directs that United States flags be flown at
half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on
all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad
from sunrise until sunset on September 11 of each year.
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The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence
beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern time, the time the first plane struck the North
Tower of the World Trade Center that morning.
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