9/11 National Day of Remembrance and Service

9/11 People Helping People

September 6, 2019

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2019 marks the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York City and Washington DC and the downing of a hijacked plane in Pennsylvania that shook the nation. More than 3,000 civilians lost their lives. Many suffered shock and trauma, the loss of loved ones and businesses destroyed. Thousands of first responders suffered and still suffer from on going health issues from working at the site of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  

September 11, 2019 is a day to Remember and Serve. Here are some events and ways to volunteer to honor the support system of people helping people in crisis times as we remember 9/11.

If you'd like an event added email:  Heather@mix947.com 


9/11 Day : Since 2001 many have responded to 9/11 by honoring it with service and volunteer efforts. In 2009, it was formally supported establishing September 11 National Day of Servce and Remembrance. A day of service and doing good deeds. 

9/11 Day is a nonprofit organization and partner of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum dedicated to keeping alive the spirit of unity and compassion that happened during September 11. Promoting the yearly observance of September 11 as a day to remember and honor with service and good deeds. 

Dust of September is a poem that I have held on too for the past 18 years. It was written by Christine Morrison, a 4th grader at the time. She sent it to President Bush, and received a letter of thanks from First Lady Barbara Bush for sharing it. Dear Abby published it ...
 

The Dust of September

The dust, the smoke, the clouds
from the dust of September

The sadness, the sorrow, the darkness
from the dust of September

The pretty sites are gone, the love, the death
from the dust of September

The families, the lives taken away
from the dust of September

Our country is sad, but our country still stands
from the dust of September

Our flag still waves
through the dust of September

People hurt, hearts broken, but we survive
in the dust of September


May we remember those who lost there lives on this day, September 11 ... 18 years ago. Be thankful for each moment you can spend w/ your loved ones. Try your best to be nice to each other. Be a proud American showing your courage, strength and compassion! Wave those flags high!  - Heather R.