US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

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US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by 308Mike » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:03 pm

From the NPS Morning Report for Thursday, September 11, 2008
The White House
Flags Fly At Half Staff Today


President Bush has directed that all flags be flown at half staff on September 11th – Patriot Day – from sunrise until sunset. An excerpt from his proclamation appears below; the full text can be read by clicking on “More Information” below.

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By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day."

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2008, as Patriot Day. I call upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services, to display the flag at half-staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by mekender » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:23 pm

According to my local sources, the Time Warner building here in central NC didnt fly theirs at half staff.
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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by 308Mike » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:40 pm

The New York Times probably didn't either.
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A person properly schooled in right and wrong is safe with any weapon. A person with no idea of good and evil is unsafe with a knitting needle, or the cap from a ballpoint pen.

I remain pessimistic given the way BATF and the anti gun crowd have become tape worms in the guts of the Republic. - toad

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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by clyde621 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:20 pm

Local Micky D in NC didn't :cry:
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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by mekender » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:33 pm

clyde621 wrote:Local Micky D in NC didn't :cry:
the one at the corner of Mackay Rd and High Point Rd here in Greensboro did, i even walked in and thanked their manager for doing it today.
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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by Rod » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:32 am

Went out to get the paper this morning and lowered mine to half staff for two reasons. Don Haskins was buried today and today was the 7th anniversary of the sneak attack on the country. I didn't even know about Patriot Day but I'm glad I did.
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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by DougWojtowicz » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:14 am

The local, usually libtard radio station I listen to has been remembering.

And they've been playing Live's "Overcome" alot.

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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:10 am

Patriot day is April 19.
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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by Bill Heinbach » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:51 am

Netpackrat wrote:Patriot day is April 19.
Patriots' Day was April 19th, now the 3rd Monday in April. It commemorates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Patriot Day is 9/11.

They're two separate holidays that share an almost-identical spelling.
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Re: US Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff Today (Patriot Day)

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:23 am

That's kind of stupid.
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