Remembering 9/11 Through Service
This Sunday, our nation will come together to observe the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Together, Americans will remember the lives lost in the attacks, pay tribute to the first responders who heroically saved so many, and honor the men and women in our armed and intelligence services who have served over the past 10 years. To commemorate this solemn and important day, the President is calling on Americans to participate in charitable service and remembrance activities. To find volunteer opportunities near you visit Serve.gov.
The concept of service on the anniversary of 9/11 began in 2002 when support groups and family members of 9/11 victims sought ways to honor those who were lost and pay tribute to the heroes who rose to service in response to the tragedy. As a result of their work, September 11 was officially designated as the National Day of Service and Remembrance when President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act into law in 2009 .
This year, on the third official observance of September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, more than one million Americans are expected to serve their communities. You can participate in service projects ranging from food drives to disaster preparation activities as a way to pay tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11. Get involved by visiting Serve.gov now.