September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance places a strong emphasis on unity, empathy, diversity and inclusion and bringing groups together to serve and improve our communities.
Ten years ago, when President Obama proclaimed September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, he called upon all Americans to “…join in service and honor the lives we lost [and] the heroes who responded in our hour of need...”. He went on to say that the goal is to “recapture the spirit of unity and compassion that inspired our Nation following the attacks, and rededicate ourselves to sustained service to our communities.”
9/11 Day is now the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement, officially recognized under federal law. Each 9/11, nearly 30 million Americans volunteer, donate to charities, and perform other good deeds to promote national unity and empathy, in honor of the victims of 9/11 and those who rose in service in response to the attacks.