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Honoring the Fallen; It’s Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance

Honoring the Fallen; It’s Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance

On this day in 2001, America experienced the most devastating tragedy in its history.

On September 11th, 2001 America was the victim of a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of nearly 3,000 innocent civilians, first responders, and military personnel. Every year, communities around the country observe the anniversary of 9/11 and remember all the good men and women who were lost at the hands of such senseless violence. Unofficially, the anniversary of 9/11 is known as Patriot Day and, on this day, government buildings lower their flags to half-staff, Americans are invited to participate in a moment of silence, and those directly affected by the attacks paid tribute to their wounded and lost loved ones.

In response to the tragedy of 9/11, the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance was organized. First launched on September 11th, 2002 this day represented the culmination of efforts to promote community service as an annual, forward-thinking tribute to the 9/11 victims. In 2009, Congress officially declared September 11th as the National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with supporting this effort across the nation.

As part of this day, a video campaign was released featuring some of the 3,000 children who were born on September 11th, 2001. These children ask Americans to stop fostering hateful thoughts and instead channel our energies into something positive. They ask us to do at least one good deed on 9/11 to honor the bravery and sacrifice of the victims and the responders we have lost. Rather than fostering hate and negativity, the National Day of Service and Remembrance reminds us that the best path towards healing is paved with love and kindness.

The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum was established, and it is a non-profit in New York City which includes commemoration, exhibitions, and educational programs, The Museum remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.

The Memorial Museum is open daily from 7:30am to 9pm/EDT. For more information log on to

We at The Maria Sanchez Show would like to take this opportunity to honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks and express our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy.  We hope that you will join us as we work to turn the nation’s scars into something positive this National Day of Service and Remembrance.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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