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REMEMBERING 9-11: 9/11 NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
MyGoodDeed, which represents the interests
of many 9/11 organizations, was the
first group to formally call for September
11 to be designated as a federally-recognized
National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Progress was made early when, in
2002, President George W. Bush declared
September 11 “Patriot Day” to honor both
the victims and heroes of the September
11 attacks, and highlighted the spirit of
service by launching USA Freedom Corps.
In 2004, Congress unanimously passed
H. Con. Res. 473, expressing the sense of
Congress that September 11 should be a
national day of service and compassion. In
2008 President Bush amended the Patriot
Day proclamation to specifically include
“volunteering” as an appropriate form
of remembrance. In 2009, Congress, in a
bi-partisan, bi-cameral action, passed the
Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act,
which for the first time authorized the
President of the United States to formally
designate 9/11 as a National Day of Service
and Remembrance. On September
11, 2009 President Obama amended the
Patriot Day proclamation to officially and
permanently make 9/11 a National Day of
Service and Remembrance, as requested
by Congress and the 9/11 community.
Learn more at: www.911dayofservice.org
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