• Patriot Day/First Responder's Day

     
    House Bill 1501 requires that all public schools in Texas provide a minute of silence at the beginning of the school day on Sept. 11 to commemorate the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. Below is a sample you are welcomed to state/say for this moment.

     

     

    Today is Patriot Day in the United States and First Responder's Day in Texas. All public schools are providing a minute of silence to commemorate the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

     

     

    Please join me in this moment of silent reflection and respect for the innocent men, women and children who lost their lives on September 11, 2001; and for the civil servants, firefighters, police officers, and military personnel who lost their lives protecting our safety, our freedom and our democracy."