In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, President George W. Bush proclaimed Friday, September 14, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.
A bill to make September 11 a national day of mourning was introduced in the U.S. House on October 25, 2001, by Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) with 22 co-sponsors, among them 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans. The bill requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as Patriot Day. Joint Resolution 71 passed the House by a vote of 407–0, with 25 members not voting. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on November 30. President Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18 as Pub.L. 107–89. On September 4, 2002, President Bush used the authority of the resolution to proclaim September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day.
This year on Wednesday, September 11, Denver Dugle, with Patriots For Christ, along with the American Legion, Oliver Windell Buzan, Post 0462 of Glen Rose, is having an event downtown Glen Rose on the square. If you’re a patriot, and can be there, the event starts at 8:30am. Here is what the event will look like:
8:30 – Welcome
- There will be a fire service tradition, “striking the four fives” (Fire department representative will conduct 5 bell strikes, repeated in 4 series.)
- Next, there will introduction of the distinguished guests.
- Posting of the Colors
- National Anthem
- Bagpipes of Amazing Grace
- Post Commander’s Remarks
- Laying of the Memorial Wreath
- Tolling of the Bell for 11 of our Nations major conflicts
- Retiring of the Colors
Everything should be concluded by 9am.
Hope to see you there!