On Sept. 11, entities from across the nation come together to remember the largest act of terrorism on U.S. soil.
This year marks the 16th anniversary of hijackers deliberately flying planes into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.
While those lost lives are mourned, the nation also celebrates the bravery of the service members and first responders who remain on the front lines of the fight against terrorism. The Sept. 11 day of remembrance is known as Patriot Day.
Several Mansfield ISD campuses will honor the day in various ways. Students and staff will take part in assemblies, moments of silence, history lessons and acts of service.
Flags will be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect. Individuals are also encouraged to display the U.S. flag at their home as a reminder of the strength of the country in times of adversity.