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Portraits of Service: Washington DC Serves on September 11th

by Samantha Jo Warfield

This past weekend, hundreds of thousands of Americans participated in service projects to pay tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11. In all 50 states, volunteers turned out to paint and refurbish homes, run food drives, spruce up schools, reclaim neighborhoods, and support and honor veterans, soldiers, military families, and first responders.

In Washington DC, the Corporation for National and Community Service joined a number of projects across the city – everything from creating care packages for homeless veterans to working shifts at a local food pantry. Here's a look at what kept us busy:

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