This year marks the 18th anniversary of the vicious attacks of September 11th, 2001. 2,977 people were killed in this act of terrorism, with over 6,000 injured. To commemorate the lives lost, this Patriot Day, we invite you to take a moment to look through the names of those lost that day and to learn more about them. You can click here for the names of those killed and you can click here to read commonly asked questions about 9/11.
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” —Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot, Jason Dahl
Not only were lives lost, but many were also affected too, some of these people who were affected were first responders. First responders fearlessly went into the burning buildings, and soon after, the smoldering rubble to search for people trapped underneath. These people only had one objective, to save lives. That’s why 9/11 is a day of national service and remembrance. While we can’t give what those first responders gave on 9/11/01, we can volunteer our time to help honor and remember those who were there at ground zero. Not only does this help you give back to your community but also serves as a reminder of what those first responders gave on that tragic day. A question by the Corporation for National & Community Service was "This 9/11, how will you serve?" This question outlines the importance of serving our communties as well as remembering everyone who was involved and lost at Ground Zero. If you'd like to answer this question and serve, then please click the link here to find volunteer opportunities in your area!