SERVICE IN OTHER LANDS
Patriotism is love of and/or devotion to one's country. The word comes from the Greek "patris", meaning fatherland. However, patriotism has had different meanings over time, and its meaning is highly dependent upon context, geography and philosophy. 
October 26, 2001:  The Act increases the ability of law enforcement agencies to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eases restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; more….
There are other days in American History when patriotic efforts were put forth.
|BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: 
December 23, 1814
PEARL HARBOR:  December 7, 1941
February 23, 1836............................................................
FORT HOOD:  November 5, 2009
1605 - BRITISH; one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests.September 11, 2001 has also been established as a "NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE" provided by the "EDWARD M. KENNEDY SERVE AMERICA ACT"  signed by President Obama on April 21, 2009
1965 - WEBSTER; one who loves his or her country and zealously support his own country.
2009 - ELOOK.ORG; one who loves and defends his or her country.
2009 - ARDICTIIONARY.COM; one who loves his country and zealously supports its authority and interests.
I think Webster still has it best.
"THE DAY IS STILL PATRIOT DAY"
THAT'S HOW AMERICA'S REMEMBER THE TRAGEDY.
OUR SERVICE OVER SEAS
|MORE THAN A NAME ON THE WALL
A SOLDIER COMES HOME
THE GREAT DEFENDERS
TO OUR FALLEN
TRIBUTE TO OUR WWII VETS
COULD HEAR A PIN DROP