First official National Day of Service and Remembrance
Today, the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on our nation, marks the first official National Day of Service and Remembrance. Congress, with the blessing of President Barack Obama, has earmarked service to others as the hallmark of 911 anniversaries in perpetuity. perpetuity. The concept was championed not by politicians politicians or other movers and shakers, but by My GoodDeed.org, an organization founded by family family and friends of people killed in the 2001 attacks. attacks. ' The organization's mission is "to honor the victims of 911 and those who rose to service in response to the attacks "In this way we hope to create a lasting and forward-looking forward-looking forward-looking legacy annually rekindling the spirit of service, tolerance and compassion that unified America and the world in the immediate immediate aftermath of the 911 attacks."