Brethren and Friends,
Today is Patriot Day, and marks this date in 2001 when terrorists attacked us on our own soil, killing 2,977 innocent people in multiple coordinated attacks.
By Presidential resolution (Public Law 107-89), we are all asked to fly our United States flags at half-staff, at home and at the office. We are also asked to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46AM Eastern Time (7:46AM Central), the time at which the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Tonight at Stated Meeting we will further honor those souls who lost their lives on this tragic date 11 years ago.