Should 9/11 be a federal holiday? | The Tylt
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.
Should 9/11 be a federal holiday?
9/11 should be a federal holiday. Like Veterans Day. A day to stop what we're doing to honor those lost— alicia a. (@_thenamesalicia) September 11, 2015
When will we get rid of Columbus Day as a Federal holiday and replace it with 9/11 & rename today?— Melody (@MelodyStar3) September 11, 2015
i firmly believe 9/11 should be a federal holiday, as it's a collective day of mourning, and eliminate columbus day 'cause, like, who cares?— thomas bistritz (@DemandaDahling) September 11, 2015
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