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Service News Digest: CNCS In the News, September 11th Day of Service Edition

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The Service News Digest is a regular feature on the Serve.Gov blog. In this series, we showcase news highlights that feature national service and Corporation for National and Community Service programs. In this edition, take a look at some of the great stories that feature September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance activities.

Op-Ed - Obama: Let's Reclaim the Post-9/11 Unity
USA Today, September 8, 2011

On a day when others sought to destroy, we choose to build. Once again, Sept. 11 will be a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and at every American can make a commitment to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 by serving our neighbors and communities. Read more >>

Obama Urges Service, Unity on 9/11 Anniversary
AP, September 10, 2011

At D.C. Central Kitchen, Obama said projects to serve the community "are part of what the spirit of remembering 9/11's all about - the country being unified and looking out for one another." Read more >>

Millions Remember 9/11 Through a Day of Service
USA Today, September 11, 2011

An estimated 33 million people planned to observe 9/11 over the weekend by engaging in charitable activities from simple good deeds to organized volunteer work, according to a survey conducted last week for MyGoodDeed Inc. (, one of the official organizers of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Read more >>

Many New Yorkers Use Volunteerism To Mark 9/11
NY1, September 11, 2011

The U.S. government's "United We Serve" initiative reports thousands of volunteers pitched in Sunday to clean up parks, repaint schools and pack food supplies for those in need. One unique, diverse gathering of volunteers took place at a playground in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Read more >>

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Jackson Free Press (MS), September 11, 2011

In observance of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Governor Haley Barbour has issued a proclamation marking September 11, 2011 as a voluntary Day of Service and Remembrance, and has issued a call to citizens and organizations in Mississippi to join in activities of tribute, solemn remembrance and charitable service. Mississippi AmeriCorps and Senior Corps program members will pay tribute to military veterans, first responders and the families of military personnel. Read more >>

League City Official on Scene in New York
Daily New (TX), September 9, 2011

Like many people, Dena Mahan remembers exactly where she was Sept. 11, 2001. She was in Baton Rouge, not long out of college and volunteering with AmeriCorps. But Mahan, now the emergency management coordinator for League City, remembers that day not only because of the attack on the towers or the memory of watching as the world most Americans knew crumbled on TV. She also remembers the call that came after it. Mahan, like many other volunteers across the country, received a call from the American Red Cross. Can you come to New York they asked? Read more >>

Nevada Governor Signs Volunteering Ledge in Campaign Marking Sept. 11 Attacks
AP (NV), September 8, 2011

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Brian Sandoval is committing to do 40 hours of community service in the next year and is asking Nevadans to do the same to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Read more >>

Buford Man Reflects On Helping 9/11 Victims
Gwinnett Daily Post, September 8, 2011

Unlike others who witnessed the macabre spectacle through television or radio broadcast, Buford resident Donald Trantow just weeks later was physically standing blocks away from Ground Zero. His 10-month service tour with AmeriCorps had begun only days before 9/11. As a member of the federal government's system of public safety and environmental clean-up corps, Trantow flew to New York City a month later to assist the American Red Cross. Read more >>

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