Patriot Day falls on Sept. 11 each year in memory of the people who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks against the United States.
In observance of the 20th anniversary, residents are asked to display flags in and outside their homes and observe a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. local time, Saturday, Sept. 11. On Sept. 11, 2001 at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center. Almost 3,000 people died as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attack, including hundreds of military personnel, police and fire first responders.
Join the Irving Fire and Police Departments to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The departments will hold a remembrance ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8:20 a.m. at Irving Veterans Memorial Park, 644 Rock Island Road.