Wednesday, September 9, 2009

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

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This year we commemorate the first September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The tragic events of September 11, 2001 inspired Americans to come together in a remarkable spirit of unity and compassion. It was a stark reminder that our fate as individuals is inherently tied to the fate of our nation. Eight years later, September 11 continues to evoke strong emotion and is an homage to sacrifice and a call to action.

In April, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which, for the first time, officially recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. This year, on September 11, the President, the Corporation for National and Community Service, MyGoodDeed and the 9/11 families will ask all Americans to remember that Tuesday eight years ago and recommit to service in their communities throughout the year. We encourage you to continue to promote service by commemorating this milestone through the United We Serve initiative.
Mount Rainier National Park does not have any public projects on the calendar for September 11. However, consider joining the Mount Rainier National Park Associates and the Washington Trails Association the following day to help rebuild the Glacier Basin Trail. In addition, you can find dozens of projects in your area to help with, both on the website and on that of its partner organization, Service Nation. Please consider finding some way to help: if not here, then somewhere in your community. Thanks!

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