Observing Patriot Day
Monday, Sep. 10, 2012
In observance of Patriot Day, on direction of the president, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed at homes. The flag is flown at half-staff at the White House and at government facilities, including federal and state buildings as a mark of respect.
Patriot Day is an annual observance in the United States commemorating and remembering those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Under two separate acts of Congress, September 11 is designated as Patriot Day and as a national Day of Service and Remembrance.
By order or Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, the state flag of Utah should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.
In observance of Patriot Day, Gov. Herbert released the following statement:
“Utahns will never forget one of our nation’s darkest days, nor the tragic loss of nearly 3,000 innocent lives. We will always remember the selfless first responders, military personnel and citizens who aided in rescue, recovery and rebuilding. We will forever honor the men and women in our Armed Forces who defend our homeland in the war on terror. In tribute to both the fallen and the survivors, let us remain dedicated to principles of freedom, and may we serve our fellow citizens and community, strengthening what the terrorists sought — and failed — to destroy: The enduring spirit of the American people.”