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Patriot Day Pays Tribute to 9/11 Terrorist Attack Victims and Heroes

Patriot Day Pays Tribute to 9/11 Terrorist Attack Victims and Heroes

This September 11th marks 18 years since nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the 2001 terror attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

In honor of the victims, the flag outside Palo Alto City Hall, the Municipal Service Center and all City fire stations are being flown at half-staff on September 11.

Following the 2001 attacks, President George W. Bush proclaimed each September 11 would be a national day of mourning known as Patriot Day to pay tribute to the victims and the first responders and volunteers who came together to help those affected by the attacks.

Last Updated: September 9, 2019