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Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance (September 11)

September 11, 2016 marks the 15 year since the attack on America. Most of us remember where we were when we were attacked. A very sad and trying time. This is a day we remember all of those who lost their lives that day, according to Wikipedia almost 3,000 lost their lives. Let us remember in our prayers all those family that were affected and may still be affected.

Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance (September 11)

I can remember where I was at that time. I lived in Gaylord, MI working for Star Publications. We had one ladies there came back to my department. She told us. Someone got a tv and plugged it in. Only spot was shelf above my station. Click to read more of that story.

Where we you?

9-11-01 REMEMBER - Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance (September 11)

9-11-01 REMEMBER

About this day

We use to call this day just “Patriot Day” until 2012. In 2012, Patriot Day became known as “Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance” Patriot Day was announced as a holiday in 2002, almost 1 year after the tragic event. This day is not considered a federal holiday.

The American flag

We are to fly our American flag at half-staff starting at 8:46 a.m., the time of the first plane strike. If you have an American flag flying at your home or business, please be sure to lower it to half-staff.

Doing Good

Many people are planning to do good deeds on this day as a way to pay tribute to all of those who were affected by the tragic event. Take the Boy Scouts Motto “Do a Good Turn Daily” and let’s just not do this on September 11th. Let’s do this as the Scouts say, “DAILY”.


Let’s keep our nation in prayer and the world. Here are two specific prayers ….

  1. Prayer for Police Officers
  2. Prayer for Fire Fighters

We know many men and women lost their lives that day. People working, people on planes and those emergency persons helping and also bystanders helping to assist too.

I pray we can keep our focus on God and stay that way. Our nation in 2016 is still turning our eyes and back to God. A Dangerous place to be.


No matter what the day is called, we will remember that day and those who lost their lives that day. Those who also gave their lives for others as well.

As we reflect on this day let us continue to Praise God and make sure we keep God in our Country. Let’s keep our eyes on God and not take our eyes off of God. When we take our eyes off God we see the big issues around us.

As Christian American’s we need to stand up for our rights as Christians and not allow God to be taken out of our country. It is slowly being removed, with Ten Commandments being taken down, no prayer or Bibles in public schools. This way when tragic happens, we know we can faithfully go to God for help.

Also keeping our eye on God, will allow us to know we have nothing to Fear. Plus, let us also forgive those who caused all this tragedy. We are to forgive others or Christ won’t forgive us. Matthew 6:14-15

Check out my story of where I was that day the world stopped turning.

Originally posted September 11, 2013. Republished Each Year on September 11th.

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I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I blog for God here at CourageousChristianFather.com. I serve as a youth leader, van driver and usher at my church. I also serve where ever else may be needed. I am working on a bachelor's degree in Theology. I also like to go out and hand out Gospel of John's and Gospel Tracts. I am a single father with custody of my almost adult child. I am a graphic designer too. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. I attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America in 1994.

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  1. Heather Gatley says:

    God bless!! RIP.

  2. Lynn Poe Lynn Poe says:


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