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Photos: September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

On September 11, more than a dozen Cabinet secretaries and senior administration officials commemorated the heroism of those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001, and remembered their spirit of sacrifice by engaging in service and volunteerism as part of the first officially recognized September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Administration officials prepared meals at food banks and shelters, painted homes, supported vaccination efforts, read to students, and carried out other projects, joining volunteers across the nation in marking the eighth anniversary of the terror attacks by serving their neighbors and communities.


President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined AmeriCorps members and volunteers in painting a Habitat for Humanity home in Washington DC this afternoon, joining Americans across the country who marked the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by participating in service and remembrance activities. (Corporation photo by Ralph Alswang. Download original photo)


Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack prepared meals that will go to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and feeding programs with participants of DC Central Kitchen's culinary job training program. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Volunteers prepared meals that will go to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and feeding programs with participants of DC Central Kitchen's culinary job training program. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Volunteers prepared meals that will go to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and feeding programs with participants of DC Central Kitchen's culinary job training program. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served with City Year AmeriCorps members and volunteers to help beautify Green Elementary School in Washington, DC. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served with City Year AmeriCorps members and volunteers to help beautify Green Elementary School in Washington, DC. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served with City Year AmeriCorps members and volunteers to help beautify Green Elementary School in Washington, DC. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams and Peace Corps staff supported the Whitman Walker Clinic in its HIV/AIDS prevention efforts by organizing and boxing medical records for archiving. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh, and Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Karen Remley participated in a mass vaccination exercise at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. The exercise was supported by members of the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Captain Robert Tosatto (USPHS), Director of Medical Reserve Corps, receives his seasonal flu shot as part of a mass vaccination exercise at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. The exercise was supported by members of the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Members of the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps during a mass vaccination exercise at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. (Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and Kathy Calvin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the United Nations Foundation, joined young leaders at an anti-malaria workshop hosted by the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, as part of President Obama’s United We Serve initiative and the official September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance activities. (Photo by David Evans. Download original photo)


NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden speaks to students during a visit to Davis Elementary School, Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, in Washington. Bolden spent time with approximately 120 students in third, fourth and fifth grade talking about science, technology, mathematics and engineering as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance. (NASA photo by Paul E. Alers. Download original photo)


(Corporation photo by Stuart Shave. Download original photo)


(Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


(Corporation photo by M. T. Harmon. Download original photo)


(Corporation photo by Stuart Shave. Download original photo)

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