Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day of remembrance and service

Today is the 11th anniversary of 9-11-01, the day that changed America.  I still get chills when I recall the events of that day and my personal experience.

Many innocent people were killed in the World Trade Center attack, the Pentagon attack, and the hijacked airplane that crashed in PA.  Many more were killed trying to help them.  On this day we pause to remember those people: mothers, fathers, children, husbands, wives, partners, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors.

But rather than solely focusing on what was lost, the Corporation for National & Community Services suggests that we honor those who were lost on 9-11-01 by participating in some sort of national or community service on this day each year.  You can probably think of a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter that could use a hand for a few hours, or you can check out this website for other opportunities and ideas.

Honor those who can't by volunteering in your community or nationally.  You'll be glad you did.

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