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This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks that changed our nation forever. In the days and weeks that followed, our nation came together in an unprecedented spirit of community and commitment.  This year, on the federally-recognized Day of Service and Remembrance, I encourage you to become part of a national movement to organize the single largest day of charitable service in U.S. history.

Our nation’s extraordinary response to the September 11 tragedy demonstrated that compassion for those in need is a very powerful and unifying force. I encourage you to plan a service project in your community to reignite that same feeling of service on the 10-year anniversary of the attacks.

You can register you 9/11 Day project plans so that they are added to the national database, which will also help you recruit more volunteers or gain awareness of your efforts. At this time, all nonprofit organizations that wish to post volunteer projects or needs for 9/11 this year can do so easily and directly at www.911day.org.

The goal for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance goal of one million acts of service. By dedicating your time, talent, voice, and resources, you will help commemorate the lives lost and the heros who emerged 10 years ago and recognize the power of service to solve our communities’ most pressing issues.

For more information, please visit www.911day.org.

– Annette Cook