Patriot Day was established in 2001 to remember and honor the memory of the 2,977 killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
On the 12th anniversary of the attacks, politicians in Washington, D.C., seemed to care more about being "politically correct" than about honoring a day that forever shook our nation.
The American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) held a Million Muslim March on the steps of the Capitol Sept. 11, 2013, to rally about their civil rights, indefinite detention, and "slanderous" statements about Islam.
The AMPAC could have picked any other day to hold this march. By choosing to do so on 9/11 is a slap in the face to the American people and to those who lost loved ones on that day.
Washington, D.C., officials approved the AMPAC permit last Thursday while denying the patriotic motorcyclists group a permit to ride their bikes through Washington, D.C., to remember the victims of 9/11.
The patriotic motorcyclists still rode through the nation's capital, but without the permit, they were required to obey all traffic lights and stop signs.
[9/11] is a day to remember those we lost and to honor the police, fire fighters and paramedics who helped in the days following the attacks.
Buster Johnson, Mohave County Supervisor
Lake Havasu City