Should 9/11 be a federal holiday? | The Tylt

Should 9/11 be a federal holiday?

September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Many news organizations and communities are holding special events to remember the 2,996 people killed during the terror attacks. The anniversary is nationally observed as Patriot Day, a day of national mourning. But Patriot Day is not a federal holiday—and schools, businesses and government functions remain open when the national day of prayer falls on a weekday. People have argued for years that Patriot Day should be a federal holiday, while others believe a holiday is inappropriate for such a tragic event. What do you think? Vote below.

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Many people believe we should use Patriot Day to honor those who died, like Veterans Day, and get rid of more controversial holidays like Columbus Day.
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Some worry that Patriot Day is already too commercial without even being a federal holiday.
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And some just think the day is too tragic to be labeled a holiday.
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Politics
Should 9/11 be a federal holiday?
A festive crown for the winner
#Make911aHoliday
#NoHolidayJustPrayers