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'I Will': What Will You Do in Honor of September 11th?

by CNCS Staff

Originally presented in 2002 by 9/11 families and support networks, the September 11th National Day of Service and Remberance honors the victims, survivors, and families of 9/11 through service-oriented programs. The 9/11 Day of Service has come to symbolize the culmination of our nation's enduring unity, engaging millions of volunteers and communities each year.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will encourage the upcoming September 11th Day of Service by empowering citizens to pay tribute and participate in remarkable service programs run nationwide.

This year, CNCS is partnering with MyGoodDeed, a 9/11 nonprofit that works annually to promote remembrance activities, service, and “good deeds” in honor of those who were lost. Today, MyGoodDeed kicked off the 2012 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance by launching an international social media and public service campaign, including a redesigned website.

Additionally, military veterans, first responders, and 9/11 family members will join a public gathering in New York City's Times Square to unveil a 30-foot-long, interactive “I Will” sculpture. Their goal is simple: to encourage individuals and communities around the world to make personal pledges to perform good deeds and service on September 11th.

Take Part in the 9/11 Day Movement

  • If you are a member of the public who is in the Times Square area today between 9 AM and 12 PM EDT, here's your chance to become a living part of the “I Will” message; have your picture taken with the interactive statue and help spread the word.
  • Tweet your “I Will” service pledge using the hash tag #911day
  • Post your plans on Facebook
  • Find a project, get project toolkits, or recruit volunteers by visiting the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance website
  • Join the millions of Americans who will roll up their sleeves and get ready to serve for the upcoming September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.
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