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Public Law 107-89
107th Congress

                            Joint Resolution


 
  Amending title 36, United States Code, to designate September 11 as 
         Patriot Day. <<NOTE: Dec. 18, 2001 -  [H.J. Res. 71]>> 

Whereas on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four civilian 
    aircraft, crashing two of them into the towers of the World Trade 
    Center in New York City, and a third into the Pentagon outside 
    Washington, D.C.;

Whereas the fourth hijacked aircraft crashed in southwestern 
    Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take control of the aircraft 
    in order to prevent the hijackers from crashing the aircraft into an 
    important symbol of democracy and freedom;

Whereas these attacks were by far the deadliest terrorist attacks ever 
    launched against the United States, killing thousands of innocent 
    people; and

Whereas in the aftermath of the attacks the people of the United States 
    stood united in providing support for those in need: Now, therefore, 
    be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF SEPTEMBER 11 AS PATRIOT DAY.

    Chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at 
the end the following new section:

``Sec. 144. Patriot Day

    ``(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 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.''.

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SEC. 2. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.

    The table of contents for chapter 1 of title 36, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

``144. Patriot Day.''.

    Approved December 18, 2001.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.J. Res. 71:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
            Oct. 25, considered and passed House.
            Nov. 30, considered and passed Senate.

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