Ways On How You Can Commemorate And Celebrate Patriot Day This 2021
September 11, 2001 is one of those rare days when most adults, when asked about their memory, can tell exactly where they have been, who they were with, and what they thought. It is a day that will always be remembered. But for students born and raised in a world after 9/11, it is a complex story, like any other historical event, that needs to be remembered, taught, and analyzed.
Twenty years ago four commercial planes were hijacked by members of the radical Islamist group Al-Qaeda. One plane was heading for the Pentagon outside Washington, DC, and two others were heading for the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth hijacked plane crashed in Shanks Ville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people died that day, including more than 400 rescue workers.
Following these attacks, the United States launched a global "war on terror" to destroy al-Qaeda, a campaign that resulted in decades of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq (although Iraq was not responsible for 9/11) and expanded elsewhere. puts. After September 11, the United States changed in other fundamental ways as well, from increased police surveillance to an increase in Islamophobia.
Patriot Day deals with both the victims of these attacks and the heroes who responded first. In response to September 11th, a military conflict broke out in the Middle East and national security was strengthened. on September 11, 2001. Here are four ways to watch that day in history:
Prayer : A minute of Silence
At 8:46 a.m. Eastern Time, observing the September 11, 2001 attacks with a prayer and a minute's silence, many people across the country are watching this time because the first plane entered the World Trade Center in Manhattan. . Attending this minute of silence at the national level is a respectful way to reflect on this tragic day for the victims and their families.
Display or Lower Flags Half-Mast
On September 11th, the President announced that the American flags must be lowered by half a bar. This action shows respect for the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. It is a symbol of unity, grief and respect as a country for the victims and their families.
Booking a tour to Ground Zero on September 11th is next to impossible, but visiting the September 11th Memorial at Ground Zero and visiting the new Freedom Tower can be an incredibly amazing way to celebrate Patriots Day. It is a powerful symbol of progress for the victims of September 11th. The site of the World Trade Center is also home to the September 11th Memorial, which features the names of each victim, two waterfalls, and reflective ponds. Seeing these names really puts September 11, 2001 in perspective of how terrible the attacks really were.
Help Your Community
There is no better way to honor our 9/11 heroes than giving back and making a difference in your community. There are many opportunities for 9/11 volunteers and when you participate individually and collectively, you can come together and work for the common good.
Honor the Military Service members everyday
You don't have to wait for the National Day and September 11th Memorial Day to honor our country's service members. Instead, you can show respect for our nation's heroes every day of the year. Our militaries are constantly risking their lives for us without getting anything in return. And because of this they deserve honor and respect every day.