This year marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. You can honor those who were lost and those who rose up in service in response to the tragedy by participating in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, led by the organization MyGoodDeed, who worked to establish the service day as a way to honor those who were lost and to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks.
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance was established into law by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009, and furthers President Obama’s call to service, United We Serve.
Hundreds of organizations throughout the nation are planning and coordinating service and remembrance activities for the weekend of September 11. We know that many of you are also planning to host an event, large or small, and we encourage you to post your opportunity at Serve.gov. Doing so will bring attention to your project and connect you to the many others seeking to give back on a day that has already tied so many of us together.
In advance, thank you for your continued service and commitment!