Today is National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11, 2001 is remembered in the hearts of Americans as a day of national tragedy. But, that’s not the only way it is remembered.

The terrorist attacks also created national unity. The power of that unity has become The 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance; a day for people to rekindle the energy, passion and connectivity experienced after the attacks. The day is led by MyGoodDeed.org, in partnership with HandsOn NetworkThe Corporation for National and Community Service, and the 9/11 Memorial.

For individuals interested in commemorating 9/11 through service and volunteerism can visit 911dayofservice.org, the official site of the 9/11 National Day of Service initiative, and explore and support charitable causes of interest, find volunteer opportunities, and post personal good deeds.  For those who want to encourage friends, family and colleagues to participate in the 9/11 National Day of Service, 911dayofservice.org provides numerous online tools and ways to share their story of service through social media channels.

Supporters can create links to 911dayofservice.org through their Twitter and Facebook accounts, download and install 9/11 National Day of Service widgets on their personal webpages and blogs or share their experience serving on 9/11 on the public forums and message boards.

In response to the events of September 11, 2001, people served in an unprecedented way. Building upon that spirit, and encouraging young people to make a commitment to addressing critical issues, Youth Service America offers 9 Lessons for 9/11: Engaging Youth in September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and Rebuilding Community: A 9/11 Semester of Service, two free resources with ideas for launching a Semester of Service on 9/11. http://ysa.org/911-day-of-service

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