Courtesy photo – Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on Sept. 11 each year in memory of those killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Those we lost Sept. 11, 2001, will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. By a joint resolution approved Dec. 18, 2001, (Public Law 107-89), Congress authorized the President to designate Sept. 11 of each year as “Patriot Day” to perpetuate the memory of those who perished in the attack on America, and to pursue peace and justice in the world and security at home. Appropriate ceremonies and activities include a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. EDT, remembrance services and candlelight vigils. Flags should be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day. Our local VFW Post 2313 has one great display up for all to stop by and see.