Poudre Fire Authority will observe September 11th, also known as Patriot Day, with small ceremonies at each fire station. At 6:46 a.m. firefighters will lower flags to half-staff and give a moment of silence in remembrance of all who perished in the attacks on 9/11. The time of 6:46 a.m. is important because it marks when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City.
Over 3,000 people were killed in the WTC attack; 343 FDNY firefighters, 23 NYPD, and 37 Port Authority Police, and eight private EMS personnel. In the Pentagon attacks, 125 military and civilians were killed, and 64 passengers that were on the flight also perished; 45 people were killed on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. Thousands of our military men and women have died fighting the war on terror since that tragic day.
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The flag of the United States is flown at half-staff at the White House and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments throughout the world; flags are also encouraged to be displayed on individual American homes.