Honoring 9/11 Victims on this Patriot Day

(MissouriNet) Today is Patriot Day.  Never forget. That is the slogan sometimes used when referring to the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

Today is Patriot Day, a national day of mourning to remember the 9/11 attacks. Members of Al-Qaeda carried out the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil by hijacking four planes on 9/11, ramming two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and another in a Pennsylvania field.

Many memorial ceremonies are organized to honor the nearly three thousand people who died in the attacks. Thousands of others were injured.

Patriot Day is not a federal holiday; schools and businesses remain open today.

The U.S. flag will fly at half-staff at all U.S. government buildings throughout the world.