National Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11, 2013


By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), Congress designated September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day,” and by Public Law 111-13 (April 21, 2009), Congress has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized “National Day of Service and Remembrance.”

Presidential Proclamation each year calls upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. President Obama proclaimed, “I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.” (Presidential Proclamation—Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2012, The White House, Office of the Press

On this day as a nation, we remember the victims, their families, and the heroes who came forward during one of our country's darkest moments. Americans are asked to reclaim that abiding spirit of compassion by serving their communities in the days and weeks ahead.

Information for students, parents and school staff to get involved in service activities in our military communities.
  • United We Serve -Veterans and Military Families -- Corporation for National & Community Service is working with MyGoodDeed to sponsor every year one of the largest days of chartable service in US History. Go to the website to register a project and find volunteer opportunities. for Spanish speakers
  • Good deeds unite us through positive action--the international non-profit movement to observe 9/11 to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims. Pledge—I Will Join the 9/11 Movement.
  • HandsOn Network is the largest volunteer network in the nation. Updated information on volunteer projects involving business, schools, non-profits, and community organizations.
  • Joining Forces is dedicated to connecting our servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses with the resources they need to find jobs at home.