AmeriCorps Asks the Nation to Unite on September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance
New Public Service Announcement calls on Americans to honor the heroes and those lost on September 11 through service
Washington, D.C. – AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, released today a new September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance public service announcement, A Day to Remember, calling on Americans to come together in service to help our communities and honor those who stepped up to help in 2001. On September 11th and throughout the year, volunteer projects honor those who serve our country and join with them to address the needs of their local communities and rekindle the spirit of unity and service that swept the nation after that tragic day.
“As Americans and the world struggled to reconcile with the pain and grief of 9/11, there was a clearer understanding that those things that divided us were so much smaller than what united us,” said Michael D. Smith, AmeriCorps CEO. “After September 11, 2001, Americans took action to ensure the words 'United We Stand’ had real life meaning. This year, we invite Americans to once again join in service that has the power to unite. Differences fade away, conversations spark, and relationships are created when we roll up our sleeves to make a difference for our communities together.”
SCRIPT: A Day to Remember
There are days we’ll always remember and there are days we must never forget.
After September 11, 2001, our nation came together to meet tragedy with humanity.
Whether you were there, saw it on TV, or learned about it in the classroom, this is a day we must always remember.
Show the unity and resolve that followed that solemn day during this 9/11 day of service.
Remember the fallen by lifting our communities.
Honor the heroes by becoming a hero to someone in need.
Register and volunteer to support our schools, food banks senior centers, disaster readiness and other organizations.
Volunteer as individuals or unite with neighbors to support our communities.
This is how we make a difference and show we remember together.
Find volunteer opportunities this 9/11 by visiting our website.