9/11 – Day of Service
Today- in the midst of remembering – remember to DO. The 9/11 tribute movement says it well “Good Deeds Unite Us”. A bi partisan group set up to remember as an
“.. the international non-profit movement to observe September 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds. We created this observance soon after 9/11 to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world. Today millions participate annually by taking time out on 9/11 to help others in need, in their own way
Today our families will serve, will remember from Bragg to Benning, from Pearl Harbor to Fort Belvoir. Our service members will remember in Afghanistan, at sea,in Europe and Korea, in parts of Africa and any one of the myriad of “Stans”, on sprawling Bagram to a remote FOB or COB in Laghman. Veterans groups will gather, they will do service projects and support each other – all in that spirit of “doing good deeds” to improve their community, to help a fellow vet.
The rest of the country, even some politicians, may not think it’s” important”. Some of the media will do a short story and then forget, but we won’t. We don’t forget – we remember every day. Today we do that little bit more, maybe we do it in public at an event with a group. But hopefully we will take some of the Day of Service spirit with us, reach out and connect with our community and with others.
So we will remember today – and go forward into the future.