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Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance: September 11, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.128

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 10445—Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2022:  

“On September 11, 2001, ordinary Americans performed extraordinary acts of heroism. Firefighters and police officers rushed into crumbling buildings and raging fires to save others. EMTs, construction workers, colleagues, and strangers tended to the wounded. Passengers and crewmembers gave their lives to thwart another attack. And a generation of women and men answered the call of duty by joining our Armed Forces to defend our freedom and our democracy.

“These patriots—people of undaunted courage, uncommon resolve, and unwavering perseverance—are forever ingrained in our national character. They are reminders that we are a great country because we are a good people. On this Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we pay tribute to the heroes and victims who lost their lives on September 11, and we recommit ourselves to the spirit of unity, patriotism, and service that carried our Nation through in the days that followed.”

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Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates  

Note: The table above is modified to highlight occupations related to emergency services and public safety. Click on the image for the full table with more than 550 occupations.

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From Our Surveys & Programs / Community Resilience Estimates (CRE)

Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) (2009-2023).  

Source: 2022 Census of Governments (find Police Protection and Fire Protection in the tables below)

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