Patriot Week renews America’s spirit by deepening the appreciation of the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of our current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. Anchored by the key dates of September 11 (the anniversary of the terrorists attacks) and September 17 (Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by our Founding Fathers), the Schedule for each day has a separate focus. Co-created in 2009 by Judge Michael Warren and his then 10-year-old daughter Leah, Patriot Week has captured the imagination and support of citizens across the nation.
Over 10 states have recognized Patriot Week with official gubernatorial and legislative proclamations and resolutions. Scores of K-12 schools (public, charter, private and home), universities, law schools, student groups, community organizations (Rotaries, Kiwanis, senior centers, religious, and others), cities, counties, courts, law firms, businesses, senior living communities, libraries, hospitals, historical groups, private homes, public officials, and others engage in a wide range of grassroots activities (including panel discussions, speakers, lesson plans, festivals, parades, picnics, commemorations, etc.).
The grassroots effort is renewing the spirit of America, one person at a time, and is spreading throughout the nation. Participation has occurred in MI, NY, WI, SC, OH, CO, AZ, GA, PA, WA DC, IL, MS, and NH, with more to come!