Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks: A Day for Patriotism and Service

President Obama calls on all Americans to observe the anniversary of 9/11 as an officially designated Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.


As we reflect on the lives we lost and pay tribute to the families who still live with extraordinary pain, let us resolve to continue embodying the American spirit that no act of terror can ever extinguish.

President Obama, September 10, 2015


To mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, President Obama is asking all Americans to observe today as an officially designated Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, with acts of selflessness and charity.

This morning the President,the First Lady, and members of White House staff gathered on the South Lawn to observe a moment of silence on at 8:46 a.m. EDT – the time that the first airplane struck the World Trade Center.

Later today, the President will spend time with service members for a live, worldwide televised Troop Talk town hall at Fort Meade in Maryland.