According to the United States Treasury: "Patriot Bonds offer Americans one more way to express their support for our nation's anti-terrorism efforts. Proceeds are deposited into a general fund that includes contributions to anti-terrorism efforts and spent according to law. Patriot Bonds can only be purchased through financial institutions. EE Bonds purchased through the Payroll Savings Plan will not bear the Patriot Bond inscription, because they are processed by many different organizations using a variety of inscription techniques. As a result, this precludes TreasuryDirect from being able to offer the special inscription for payroll customers."
For more information on Series EE savings bonds, you may want to check out the following resources:
- Beginner's Guide to Investing in Series EE Savings Bonds
- How Do I Invest in Series EE Bonds?
- Tax Benefits of Investing in Series EE Savings Bonds
- How Series EE Savings Bond Interest Rates are Determined