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Friday, September 11, 2009

Designation of September 11 as Patriot Day


Lefties have attempted to steal September 11th from us, but we know what today is...


Public Law 107-89 107th Congress                              Joint Resolution       Amending title 36, United States Code, to designate September 11 as           Patriot Day. <>   Whereas on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four civilian      aircraft, crashing two of them into the towers of the World Trade      Center in New York City, and a third into the Pentagon outside      Washington, D.C.;  Whereas the fourth hijacked aircraft crashed in southwestern      Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take control of the aircraft      in order to prevent the hijackers from crashing the aircraft into an      important symbol of democracy and freedom;  Whereas these attacks were by far the deadliest terrorist attacks ever      launched against the United States, killing thousands of innocent      people; and  Whereas in the aftermath of the attacks the people of the United States      stood united in providing support for those in need: Now, therefore,      be it      Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United  States of America in Congress assembled,  SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF SEPTEMBER 11 AS PATRIOT DAY.      Chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at  the end the following new section:  ``Sec. 144. Patriot Day      ``(a) Designation.--September 11 is Patriot Day.     ``(b) Proclamation.--The President is requested to issue each year a  proclamation calling on--             ``(1) State and local governments and the people of the          United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs          and activities;             ``(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of          the United States and interested organizations and individuals          to display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on Patriot          Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result          of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred          on September 11, 2001; and             ``(3) the people of the United States to observe a moment of          silence on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost          their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the          United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.''.  [[Page 115 STAT. 877]]  SEC. 2. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.      The table of contents for chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code,  is amended by adding at the end the following new item:  ``144. Patriot Day.''.      Approved December 18, 2001.  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.J. Res. 71: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):             Oct. 25, considered and passed House.             Nov. 30, considered and passed Senate.

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