The events of 9/11 will forever be in our lives. It changed our country. The events of 9/11 have often been compared to Pearl Harbor but yet our country hardly pays much attention to the Milestones of Pearl Harbor. We need not forget the service men and women who lost their lives in several of the events that we have been involved in to fight for our freedom.
One of the nicest things any of us can do for the 9/11 anniversary is to visit 911.org and join the "I Will" campaign.
Millions have already pledged actions, remembered 9/11 victims, and uploaded their photos to the "Tribute Quilt."
Some of the "I Will" statements are "play a song for them, " help someone build a house," "give blood," spend the day with my daughter," "pray with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women, and "talk to my kids about what happened."
More than just remembrance, the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is about service. The 9/11.org site is a joint project of My Good Deed, an organization formed in the aftermath of 9/11, and the HandsOnNetwork, part of the Points of Light Institute, which are organizing "the single largest day of charitable service in United States history."
Other organizations involved include the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Business Civic Leadership Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AARP, The Mission Continues, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Businesses all across the nation are joining in with their own contributions, volunteer activities, and special tributes.
American Express, the lead contributor to 911.org, has launched the I WILL VOLUNTEER Facebook application, powered by the HandsOn Network. The app aims to connect volunteers across the country to service projects in their communities. The app can be accessed at facebook/americanexpress or facebook/911day.
So pay your respects and go to 911.org and fill out the “I Will”