“PATRIOT DAY”

In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the 2,993 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.  Most Americans refer to the day as “Nine-Eleven (9/11),”  “September Eleventh,” or some variation thereof.

U. S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved by a vote of 407-0 on October 25, 2001.  It requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day.”  President George W.  Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001.  It is a discretionary day of remembrance.

Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.

On September 4, 2002, President Bush used his authority created by the resolution and proclaimed September 11, 2002 as Patriot Day.

On this day, the President directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U. S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad.  The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M. (EDT), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

United States history reveals that the American people have bonded together in time of disaster and hard times.  On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese.  This brought this nation together for a common cause.  There are many times in history, other than war, that the American people have joined together in prayer and action, and just as victory in World War II it brought success.  In the beginning of this nation, the people joined together to gain their freedom from England and the end results was The Constitution of the United States of America.  This was a joint effort of the framers of The Constitution as they were bonded through prayer and thought.  And, without a doubt, that was a great success.

This world was created by God and His plan was for the bonding of people for good and the Glory of God.  Adam and Even were created, they bonded and the result is the population of the world.  From two came billions of people.  So, if we want success in family, business, and all other things, we must bond together under The One and Only God.  It is by prayer and like-minds that success is achieved in all walks of life.  So, join me for a moment of silence on Saturday to honor those died on 9/11.  Add prayer to that silence and good things will happen.

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