Saturday, September 30, 2023

What is Patriots Day in the USA?

Patriot Day is intended to honor the unity, resilience and spirit of solidarity of the American nation in the face of adversity.

More specifically, this day commemorates one of the most tragic and shocking events in the country’s history: the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11). Even though more than 20 years have passed, that fateful day is still anchored in the national consciousness, the wounds still remain.

Why is Patriots Day celebrated?

On September 11, Americans celebrate Patriots Day to commemorate the nearly 3,000 dead in the attacks of September 11, 2001. This event helped the United States launch the war on terrorism at the behest of President George Bush.

On that fateful day, the world was stunned when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were demolished in New York, the Pentagon was attacked in Virginia, and United Airlines Flight United 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. The images of crashing planes and collapsing towers were seared into the collective memory and shocked the entire world.

These indiscriminate acts of violence provoked by Bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda; They left a heartbreaking mark of lives lost and a deep scar on the heart of America. Therefore, September 11th is considered a day of reflection and remembrance in honor of the victims and all those affected by the tragic events of that day.

Likewise, the celebration of Patriots’ Day honors the spirit of unity and strength that has emerged in the United States in response to the tragedy.

Patriots Day: What events are there in the USA?

During Patriots Day, various memorial ceremonies take place across the country, including readings of the victims’ names, such as at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. At this point the names of all the people who lost their lives in the attacks will be read out. These moments of silence and respect are a way to keep alive the memory of those who died unjustly.

There are also exhibitions celebrating American patriotism, concerts, donations, church services and community service.

Additionally, Patriots’ Day is marked by the flag being flown at half-mast. This gesture is a symbol of grief and respect for the lives lost. It is also common for Americans to wear the blue and red memorial ribbon honoring the victims and heroes of 9/11.

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