Friday, September 4, 2009

National Day of Service and Remembrance

As the country prepares to face another September 11 and another anniversary of the tragedies that occurred on that fateful day in 2001, I am sure that each of us will pause for a few minutes of personal reflection.

Where were you when you heard the news? Were you drinking coffee and getting ready for work? Were you listening to the radio or watching TV? Were you horrified by the unbelievable images of destruction that flashed on the screen in front of you? Did your life change that day?

We've all changed in the years following September 11, 2001. We're moving forward, but still looking back to that day that blazes bright in our national history. Our country's newest holiday will honor the memories of those heroes and victims whose lives were lost in 2001.

September 11 has been designated as the National Day of Service and Remembrance. The founders of this new holiday are hoping that Americans will do good deeds or volunteer their time to worthwhile causes that will benefit their communities each year on the anniversary of September 11, 2001.
posted by jtb