Today is the 11th anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attack in history.
Many of us remember where we were the moment we heard the tragic reports from the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania field. As we watched the unbelievable footage of the buildings falling apart, our wounded hearts came together as a nation more united and stronger than ever.
That day, George W. Bush proclaimed, “America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.”
We will never forget the lives lost on September 11th, and we will continue to honor the strength of this nation by celebrating 9/11 as a “Day of Service”. Though the Ask, Listen, Learn team always encourages community service, this day was chiefly marked for Americans to come together and remember 9/11 through positive action.
Take this day to talk to your kids about 9/11 and get together with people in your community to volunteer. You can search for volunteer opportunities by zipcode or contact your local food bank or animal shelter. If you don’t have more than a few minutes, you could simply write a Thank You to your fire or police department, or a veteran’s affairs group in your area to thank the people who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom in this great country.
The Pentagon is on many of The Century Council employee’s commute to work.