NATION — Patriot Day is observed each year in the United States, in honor of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Traditionally, a moment of silence begins at 8:46 a.m. EDT (5:46 a.m. in the Tri-state); the time the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

A Patriot Day remembrance ceremony begins at 5:40 a.m. around the flag pole at Eagles Aerie 2599 in Needles.

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