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Sep. 12

9/11 As A Call To Action For Civic Engagement

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“Ten years later, we are still one.”

Yesterday, on September 11, 2011, we remembered all those who were effected from the events that occurred 10 years ago.  Through civic service and memorials all over the country we paid tribute to the victims and heroes, and honored friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members that we lost.

Read the HandsOn Blog for a recap of our affiliate projects this weekend.

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Friday:

“In the days to come, I ask all Americans to join together in serving their communities and neighborhoods in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks…Today and throughout the year, scores of Americans answer the call to make service a way of life -- from helping the homeless to teaching underserved students to bringing relief to disaster zones.”

Ten years ago from today, September 12, 2001, we came together as a nation in order to begin our recovery and rebuilding.

Now, ten years later, let us reaffirm this feeling of patriotism, service, and unity that we felt in the days and months that followed 9/11. Let us continue to uphold the resiliency and spirit of the American public and join together in service to make 9/11 a call to action to overcome the challenges of the 21st century through civic engagement.

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