As volunteers gathered today – the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance – at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden stopped by to thank them, encourage them and join them in honoring first responders. “What you’re doing matters to them,” he told the volunteers. “The recognition matters.”
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Vice President Joe Biden Joins Points of Light on 9/11 Day of Service to Pay Tribute to First Responders
The Lint Center for National Security Studies offers a mentoring program that connects people interested in pursuing careers in national service with professionals in the U.S. intelligence field. More than 200 mentors – seasoned practitioners in their field – volunteer through the center to show younger people how they can serve in the intelligence community.
What are you doing for the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance? Read this guest post from Jane Cosco, executive director of Operation Goody Bag, to learn about a simple way to help. And check out All for Good to search for volunteer projects near you. (If you're in the Washington, D.C., area, join Points of Light for a special service project.)
As Americans across the country honored the victims of 9/11 last week through volunteer service, Exelis employees deployed across the Washington, D.C., area during three simultaneous events to remember the thousands of military men and women who have sacrificed their lives since the terror attack and to help those who have returned.