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All about Patriot Day

There are some dates that stand out in your mind and for me, September 11, 2001, is a date that I’ll never forget. I can still remember exactly where I was, what I was doing, and how I felt. That day changed our country forever.

A little over a year later I raised my hand and was sworn in to serve my country. Looking back now I honestly didn’t realize what I was getting into. I didn’t really understand that we were a country getting ready to go to war. Fast forward over twenty years later, I have no regrets. I am proud to be an American!

Did you know that on December 18, 2001, the Congress designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, the Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized “National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Following the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001, Firefighters, Police Officers, EMTs, and many others put their lives on the line to help injured victims. These patriots showed courage and perseverance. They paid the ultimate sacrifice while trying to help others.

On the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Americans of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join and lead community service projects to honor the lives and service of those we lost on September 11.  

Lasonja Williams