ARVADA, CO – On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Americans will unite in service in the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks.
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
“The people and businesses of Arvada have a long and dedicated history of giving,” stated Mayor Marc Williams. “Nothing is more precious or meaningful than the gift of time and service. I hope that members of our community will create and register a 9/11 volunteer project or look for an established project by logging onto www.serve.gov and going to the September 11th Initiative.”
In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country. For the anniversary, CNCS is working with MyGoodDeed and numerous other organizations to implement one of the largest days of charitable service in U.S. history.