9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

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History

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor 9/11 victims, survivors, and others who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with supporting this effort across the country. For the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 in 2011, 33 million people spent the day helping others and 700,000 people volunteered.

Learn more by reading “Why Serve on 9/11?” on the United We Serve blog.

9/11 Day in Montana

National Service (Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and AmeriCorps VISTA) programs in Montana have supported the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance starting in 2009 by encouraging Montanans to pledge to serve their communities to honor and remember. In 2010, National Service programs organized six service events including a “Big Roll Out” drive for the Montana Food Bank Network, a food collection drive for veterans, elderly, and disadvantaged youth, and a book collection for Head Starts and Daycares in Eastern Montana. In 2011, there were more than 35 events and service projects organized across the state in honor of 9/11 by National Service programs.

This year, National Service programs will continue the tradition of service in honor of September 11 with events across Montana.

National Service 9/11 Day Conference Call

The Governor’s Office of Community Service is hosting an open conference call on August 23 for National Service Programs to share their 9/11 Day plans.

9/11 Day in MT Conference Call
Thursday, August 23 at 10 am
Call in number: (641) 715-3620
Participant code: 937749#
RSVP to serve@mt.gov

This call is open to anyone involved with National Service and volunteering in Montana including AmeriCorps members, program staff, Senior Corps directors, host sites, and campuses. The purpose of this call is to share 9/11 Day plans and to find collaboration opportunities. The Governor’s Office of Community Service will use the information shared to help network opportunities and to spread the word to the public and the media. If possible, please RSVP by sending your name, program, email and phone number to serve@mt.gov.

9/11 Day Resources

  • Learn about the Corporation for National and Community Service’s plans for 9/11 Day.
  • Join the 9/11 Tribute Movement at www.911day.org.
  • Find teaching tools and service learning projects also at www.911day.org.
  • Find toolkits for all types of service projects at serve.gov.
  • Download 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Logos from CNCS.

 

United We Serve - September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

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