The cement of this union is
the heart-blood of every American.
September 11, 2011 is the tenth anniversary of the most devastating attack to occur on modern American soil. Many innocent people lost their lives, and heroes rose from the ashes.
While Americans commemorate 9/11 as it approaches each year, many groups have organized service and volunteer opportunities in honor of the 9/11 tenth anniversary. They are moving beyond waving a flag or posting a “Remember 9/11” status update. Instead, they are making a real difference.
If you wish to join in a 9/11 service opportunity, the following sites can show you what is happening in your neighborhood.
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance at the Corporation for National and Community Service encourages all Americans to remember the sacrifices of September 11, 2001, by serving in a “spirit of compassion, unity, and service.” Links to local service opportunities are available.
Action America “stands to unite and activate Americans everywhere to turn the events of 9/11 into positive action.” Action toolkits are available to assist you with your service project.
At 9/11day.org, you are encouraged to “describe what you will do this year, a good deed, charitable activity, or other plans, to honor the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those that rose in service in response to the attacks.”
Scholastic offers 9/11 lesson plans, classroom activities, and volunteer opportunities for children to get them involved in uniting America through service.
Consider joining the 9/11 tenth anniversary commemoration by performing a simple act of service in your own neighborhood.
Take lunch to your local fire station, help mow a neighbor’s lawn, volunteer at a local agency, or pick up trash along the road. Simple actions can combine to make an enormous difference and unite a community.
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.