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|Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:45 pm Post subject: Join Us in a 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
From Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:00 am to Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:59 am (included)
|10th Anniversary of 9/11 is This Year:
Will You Join Us in Supporting the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance?
To All Our Friends,
We are pleased to announce that September 11th Awareness -- with 2.5 million members the largest Facebook Cause community dedicated to 9/11 Remembrance -- has joined together with the organizers of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance to help promote the single largest day of service in history as we mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks (Sunday, September 11, 2011).
For the 10th anniversary of 9/11 our goal is to inspire at least five million people in the U.S. and throughout the world to pledge to voluntarily perform good deeds, volunteer, donate to causes, and help others in need as a powerful and historic tribute to the nearly 3,000 brave souls who died almost 10 years ago on 9/11, to those Ground Zero workers who are ill or have died since, and to the many others who served in response to the attacks, including rescue and recovery workers, volunteers, public safety officers and members of our military. Our goal is to rekindle the spirit of unity that we all shared in the immediate aftermath of the attacks and to ensure that future generations understand how good people of this nation and the world responded when America was wounded.
You no doubt will hear a great deal about the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance over the next few months and throughout the year. But you can learn about key news by subscribing to the Facebook and cause communities listed below.
First, take a moment to visit http://911dayofservice.org, and add you name to the growing list of people around the world supporting this historic tribute. (There is no cost or obligation and you wont receive spam from us. This is a nonprofit, non-governmental initiative and your involvement is completely voluntary.)
Second, join as a member of our new Facebook Cause, September 11th Awareness, which you can find at http://causes.com/remember11, for the latest updates and info. You will need to be signed up for Facebook to do so. If you also wish to make a donation to us, you can do it here.
Third, also visit the official Facebook Fan Page for the observance at http://Facebook.com/911nationaldayofservice and join that community as well for the very latest updatesnews and opportunities to help.
Finally, spread the word among all your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues! Encourage them to join this extraordinary grassroots movement! Millions of people all over the world engage in service each 9/11 as a way to mark this sacred day in history.
Inspired by the remarkable spirit of unity and compassion throughout America that rose from the ashes at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and in Shanksville immediately after the attacks, in 2002 we created this observance to provide citizens of our nation and others with a constructive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims and heroes. (As many of you know, Jay lost his brother Glenn, a volunteer firefighter and EMT who died as a rescuer in the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower.) Many other 9/11 families and leaders joined with us shortly thereafter.
We continued to promote the initiative each year on a grassroots level, growing participation to more than one million people annually, from all 50 states and 165 countries. In 2009 the U.S. Congress and President Obama joined together to formally designate September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law.
Beginning today we will start posting new information on our new Facebook Community about the upcoming 10th anniversary observance and tell you how to get and stay involved! We welcome your comments and thoughts and only ask that you respect our wishes not to include negative comments that might be hurtful to the many 9/11 family members and others who are members of this Facebook community. Please respect the great sensitivity of the 9/11 observance and focus on positive messages.
Our promise as a nation nearly 10 years ago was to Never Forget. With your help and support of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance this year, we can continue to keep that promise and create a remarkable and lasting annual tribute to those lost, injured and heroic on September 11, 2001.
Jay S. Winuk