This post originally appeared on the White House blog on September 10th, 2011.
To honor those we lost in the worst attack ever on our soil, September 11th has been designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and like many Americans across the country this weekend, the First Family paid their respects by joining a service project.
The Obamas prepared food for those in need at DC Central Kitchen, an organization that turns leftover food into meals for thousands of at-risk individuals while offering nationally recognized culinary job training to formerly homeless and hungry adults, which is located near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
In a recent weekly address, President Obama called on the American people to come together in the spirit of service and remembrance for the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Even the smallest actions can demonstrate that our sense of common purpose is just as strong today as it was ten years ago.