Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Patriot Day


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring September 11, 2017, as Patriot Day in the State of California.

The text of the proclamation is below:


Sixteen years ago today, Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners to use as suicide missiles against major American landmarks, including the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center, where most of the nearly three thousand victims perished.

Each year since those terrible events, we have observed September 11 as Patriot Day to honor both those who lost their lives and the men and women who showed such bravery in responding to the attacks and aiding the victims. Each year, in remembering these tragic events, we rededicate ourselves to the American values of life, liberty and equality that were, as much as our land and our loved ones, the target of the attacks.

On this somber anniversary, I urge Californians to commemorate the lives we lost and the bravery of those who responded. I have ordered all flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2017, as “Patriot Day.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 11th day of September 2017.

Governor of California


Secretary of State