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September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11 RetrospectiveMario Tama, Getty Images

With the tenth anniversary of September 11th coming up this weekend, we wanted to share some information with you about how to get involved in the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Corporation for National & Community Services


“Beginning in 2002, family members who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and support groups began to seek a forward-looking tribute to honor the sacrifice of those who were lost and pay tribute to those who rose in service in response to the tragedy.

By encouraging Americans to participate in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary, family members wanted to provide a productive and respectful way to honor those who perished and rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11 to help meet the challenges we face today.” Learn more about how to participate here.

The images and nightmare are instilled in our minds and we will never forget. I was home, making our bed, watching GMA on ABC when the show was interrupted with the news. I will never forget watching one tower on fire, the jet hitting the second tower, and both towers collapsing. I am sure everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news. This Sunday, September 11th, 2011, let us all display the American flag outside every home, office, and store in the United States. Let’s do this in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends, and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those today that are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedom.

God Bless America!