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

Patriot Day – September 11, 2018 marks 17 years 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?

Please feel free to share where you were on that day in the comments below.

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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, announced as a holiday in 2002, almost 1 year after the tragic event by President George W. Bush. This day is not considered a federal holiday. This day is dedicated to the nearly 3000 people that died that day.

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 the nearly 3000 people that lost their life in that 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”. Our country has come a long way since these attacks. Almost seems like our country is much more divided today than united.


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 2017, is still turning our eyes and back from God. A Dangerous place to be. We need to be as a nation turning To Go and moving forward to Him.


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 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. Last Republished September 10, 2018.

Where were you when the world stop turning that September Day?


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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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  1. Heather Gatley says:

    God bless!! RIP.

  2. Lynn Poe says:


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