September 10, 2021
Patriot Day is a United States national observance that honors the memory of those who were killed in the September 11 attacks.
On September 11, 2001 al-Qaeda launched a series of coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States, killing almost 3,000 people. In the immediate aftermath of the tragic events, the President proclaimed September 14, 2001 as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. In 2009, President Barack Obama rededicated it as Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. This observance has been proclaimed annually since 2002.
Friday, in honor of these victims, “Taps” will be played while Dickinson ROTC Cadets lower the flag to half-mast. This will be followed by a moment of silence. The bell in Denny Hall will then toll three times, once for each attack. The President of the College will lay a wreath in memory of the victims while “Amazing Grace” is sung, and the ceremony will finish with a prayer.