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US Holiday On September 11 2017?

The following is a compilation of American federal holidays, federal observances, state holidays and other common patriotic and national observances and commemorations that apply to the United States during Monday, 2017-09-11:

  • Patriot Day:

    [fed-ob][pro] (a) Designation.— September 11 is Patriot Day. (b) Proclamation.— The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on— (1) State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities;(2) all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States and interested organizations and individuals to display the flag of the United States at halfstaff on Patriot Day in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001;and (3) the people of the United States to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day (at 08:46 Eastern Daylight Time) in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001.
  • National Suicide Prevention Week - Day 2:

    [fed-ob] National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) is an annual week-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide.
  • National Days of Prayer and Remembrance:

    [pro] On this day, the President of the United States asks the people to honor and remember the victims of September 11, 2001, and their loved ones through prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies and activities. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
    In the footprints of two mighty towers, at a hallowed field where heroic actions saved even more heartbreak and destruction, and outside a Pentagon wall where we have rebuilt but still remember -- in these sacred sites and in quiet corners across our country, we join together this week to remember the tragedy of 16 years ago. We stand with those who grieve as we offer some measure of comfort once more. We honor the courage and selflessness of all who responded. We reflect on the strength and grace that lift us up from the depths of our despair. Above all, we reaffirm the true spirit of 9/11 -- love, compassion, and sacrifice -- and we enshrine it forever in the heart of our Nation.
  • National Day of Service and Remembrance:

    [pro] By Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, the Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized "National Day of Service and Remembrance"in memory of the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks. According to the Presidential Proclamation,
    On September 11, 2001, America experienced the worst terrorist attack in her history when nearly 3,000 men, women, and children were taken from us, leaving their families and our Nation with a void that can never be filled. But those who brought hate to our shores and smoke to our skies did not expect our country to emerge stronger, and our beacons of hope and freedom to shine brighter as a result. In the years since, we have stood strong as one people ‑‑ determined to further embolden our country's character with acts of endurance and strength;rebuilding and resilience;renewal and progress. In remembrance of the innocent victims who lost their lives and in honor of the families they left behind, let us continue to answer these heinous acts by serving our communities, lifting the lives of our fellow citizens, and spreading the hope that others tried to dim that day.
  • Ohio Public Safety Employee Day:

    [oh-sp] The eleventh day of September shall be designated as "Ohio Public Safety Employee Day," in honor of the men and women who selflessly place their own lives in danger to protect the lives and property of the people of Ohio.


[fed-ob] United States federal observances are days, weeks, months, or other periods designated by the United States Congress for the commemoration or other observance of various events, activities, or topics. These observances differ from Federal holidays in that Federal employees only receive a day free from work on holidays, not observances. Federal observances that are designated by Congress appear in Title 36 of the United States Code (36 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.).

[pro] This is a special day designated by presidential proclamation.

[oh-sp] This is a special day, week or month by Statutory Designation in the State of Ohio.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z