How Will You Serve Today?
Most people can remember what they were doing on September 11th, 2001 when they heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. In the days, weeks and even years after the attacks, people all over the nation came together to restore hope and serve our country in many ways.
Every year, on that day, our country recognizes Patriot Day also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance in memory of all the lives lost. This day encourages our nation to remember and reflect on the events of that day and volunteer to strengthen and bring our communities together.
One beautiful story of remembrance displayed at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City is the “Survivor Tree”. A month after the attacks, this tree was found at Ground Zero severely damaged. In order to rehabilitate the tree, they removed it, nursed it back to health and placed back at the memorial site in 2010. This tree is a reminder of resilience and rebirth.
As we recognize the 14th anniversary of 9/11, we encourage you to not only remember what happened but find a way to give back to your community.
How will you remember and serve today?