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9/11 Day of Service



After a seven year effort led by MyGoodDeed and the 9/11 community -- supported by Republicans, Independents and Democrats alike -- on September 10, 2009, President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation that officially designated September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Earlier in 2009, on April 21, President Obama signed legislation (the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act) that for the first time authorized the establishment of 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

 Our mission is to create a lasting and forward-looking legacy that forever remembers and honors the victims of 9/11 and world terrorism in general, and also pays tribute to those who have risen in service in response to terrorist attacks.  We seek to accomplish that mission by encouraging all Americans and others throughout the world to voluntarily perform at least one good deed or another service activity on the anniversary of 9/11 each year, and on other days marked by terrorist events.  We seek further to inspire everyone to carry forward everyday in their lives, through their actions toward others, the remarkable spirit of unity, understanding, and service that brought America and the world together in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.


How to Participate

You can participate in this important observance by posting your plans to perform a good deed or service project on 9/11 or on another day of your choosing. Feel free to browse our site for suggestions of things to do, toolkits, links to our many nonprofit resource organizations, and the latest news. Then, during the course of the year, continue keeping your eyes open for people who may need a helping hand, and assist if you can.  It's all about keeping alive the remarkable spirit of unity and service that we all shared after the 9/11 attacks. 

Help us forever remember and honor in a positive way those lost and injured on 9/11 and the many that rose in service following the attacks. What you decide to do, and who you help, is entirely up to you. 


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