2023 Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance

Who: Everyone is invited to participate.
What:   Community Service helping Neighbors, Friends and Community.
When: Saturday, September 9th, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Meet at the church pavilion and then disperse to the project locations.
Why: Enjoy spending time together and helping others at the same time.To Eat: 8:00 – 8:30 Cinnamon rolls and orange juice 
12:00 – 1:00 Hamburgers and fixings
Contact:  Jeff Sanders (335-7760) • Naturetime@hotmail.com

The Origin Story

9/11 Day was created shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks by David Paine and Jay Winuk. David and Jay wanted something good to come from the loss of so many lives in the 9/11 tragedy, including Jay’s younger brother, Glenn, an attorney and volunteer firefighter who was killed while responding at the World Trade Center.

They began with a simple idea:
Let’s take back the day by turning the anniversary of 9/11 into a day of doing good.

Thanks to the support of many others in the 9/11 community, 9/11 Day has transformed September 11 into the largest day of service in America, officially recognized under federal law.

More than 30 million Americans and others participated, dedicating time each 9/11 to helping others in need and rekindling the spirit of unity that brought Americans together in the days following the 9/11 tragedy.

By inspiring millions of Americans and others to volunteer, donate to charities, and perform other good deeds and acts of kindness, 9/11 Day has become a positive and appropriate way for Americans to annually keep the promise to “Never Forget” those killed and injured on 9/11, as well as the many who courageously rose in service in response to the attacks—first responders, recovery workers, and volunteers—along with members of our military.

Excerpt from About 9/11 Day: Our Story. 9/11.org, 11 August 2023

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