What Will You Do to Honor 9/11?

September 11 will always be a tragic day in American history. But in the years since the attacks, it has become a day to honor the victims and survivors by doing good.

In 2002, two friends created the organization now known as MyGoodDeed. Since then, more than 20 other leaders from the 9/11 community banded together in support of the 9/11 Day Observance. With their help in 2009, September 11 was officially designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and every year more and more people join in the movement to volunteer time or make a contribution in any way they can to a cause that’s important to them.

Last year, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, MyGoodDeed partnered with the HandsOn Network to help organize the largest day of charitable service in US history.

From 911day.org:

“9/11 Day is the international non-profit movement to observe September 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds. We created this observance soon after 9/11 to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world. Today millions participate annually by taking time out on 9/11 to help others in need, in their own way.”

In observance of September 11, the 9/11 Day movement encourages you to pledge a good deed by completing this sentence: “I will…” The possibilities for doing good are endless. Here are just a few examples:

On 911day.org, you can also search for volunteer opportunities in your area and enter your pledge for September 11 and beyond.

Do you have any September 11 traditions or observances? How will you honor the day?

206 comments

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Alison A.
Alison A4 years ago

Thanks for posting.

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Michele Wilkinson

Remembrance with prayers.

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Dawn C.

What a nightmare day to remember

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Lisa Zarafonetis
Lisa Zarafonetis5 years ago

Thanks

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a             y m.
g d c5 years ago

ty

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Gregory Hilbert
Gregory H5 years ago

On Sept 11 2001 thousands lost loved ones to hate, and the course of my own life was profoundly changed. Tens of thousands in the USA and overseas responded to my Sept 12 Initiative, to express their longing for a more peaceful world for all. Millions engaged in other activities to counter the war-mongering and obsession with hate. While peace has eluded us, it is comforting to here see so many people doing what they can to make a difference. They do.

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L. C.
Ms. L. C5 years ago

I Just Reflected Back On What Happend That Awful Day In September 2001! And I Send Good Thoughts And Prayer To The Survivors And First Responders! And May Nothing That Horrific, Ever Happen Again!

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