Serve & Remember: Make 9/11 a Day of Unity, Empathy, Kindness, and Hope
Honoring this moment in our nation’s history by serving in your community helps transform 9/11 into a day of unity, empathy, kindness, and hope as an enduring and positive tribute to those lost and injured on 9/11, and the many who rose in service in response to the attacks, including first responders, recovery workers, volunteers and members of our military.
We are increasingly challenged to explain the significance of the events of September 11, 2001 to America’s young people. Most high school seniors were around 2 years old on 9/11/2001 (and college seniors were around 6). To complement the resources for educators, parents, and other caring adultsprovided by 911Day.org, YSA offers ten reflections about 9/11/01 and related ideas for projects.
This year, we’re encouraging people to plan projects that benefit veterans and military families in your community. We suggest you contact your localVeterans Affairs Volunteer Service office or local military base’s Family Resource Center / Family Assistance Center office or use this Create the Good toolkit to identify needs of local veterans and military families.Make your commitment, get ideas and resources, and tell us your project plans at www.YSA.org/911day.