September 11 Observance

Featured Content September 11, 2018 – Remembering those who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S.


As we mark the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks on the United States, special observances and tributes are planned all across the country. September 11th has been designated as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, and on September 7, 2018, President Trump proclaimed Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9, 2018, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. The following are links to related publications on govinfo and related resources as the nation commemorates 9/11.


Search the Federal Register for the most recently published proclamations on govinfo. Shortly after being published in the Federal Register, proclamations will appear in the Compilation of Presidential Documents collection. Presidential Proclamations are also published in the Statutes at Large. Before they are published in the Federal Register, you might find proclamations posted on WhiteHouse.gov.

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September 11, 2017, President Trump's Remarks at a Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia - DCPD-201700624
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September 8, 2017, National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2017 - DCPD-201700617
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The 9/11 Commission Report Cover

The 9/11 Commission Report - July 22, 2004
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The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission), was an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and signed into law by President George W. Bush in late 2002.

The Commission's final report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for, and the immediate response to, the attacks. This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the Commission's final report.


April 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1460 – Serve America Act
President Obama signed into law (Public Law 111-13) the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act designating the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized "National Day of Service and Remembrance.”

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December 18, 2001, 115 Stat. 876 – Patriot Day Resolution
President George W. Bush signed Resolution 71 into law (Public Law 107-89) designating September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, remembering those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack

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36 U.S.C. 144 – Patriot Day
The Patriot Day Resolution as codified in the U.S. Code

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