A reminder to Dunelanders: Wednesday, Sept. 11, is Patriot Day, observed
nationally to remember the martyrs and heroes of the 9/11 terrorists attacks
on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93.
On Patriot Day, the president directs that the American flag be flown at
half-staff at the White House, at all federal facilities, and at private
The president also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence at 7:46
a.m. Central time, when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World
Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.