The Anniversary of 9/11 is Now a Day of Service!

The anniversary of one of America's darkest days, September 11, 2001 is tough enough, but it's even more difficult to process on the 20th anniversary. I really miss that 9/12 feeling. The day after the attacks there were American flags flying everywhere and we were united as a nation despite all of our differences. As a deeply divided nation I wish we could have that 9/12 "day after" feeling of unity again.

In an attempt to turn a negative into a positive, now September 11th is known as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, also known as 9/11 Day.

The nonprofit MyGoodDeed came up with the idea in 2002, and many charities and service organizations backed it up. They've created a tradition of using the day to do acts of kindness and service to others as a tribute to the victims of 9/11 and their families, along with all of those first responders who helped victims on that fateful day.

CLICK HERE for some ideas of charitable works you can do in your neighborhood on 9/11. You just type in your zip code to find service organizations near you. And if your kids want to get involved and help out, here's a link to some youth service groups...CLICK HERE

Lending a helping hand.

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