Community members are urged to unite and volunteer to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by joining in patriotic acts of volunteer service as part of the Sept. 11, National Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly known as 9/11 Day.
It’s been more than 20 years since the 9/11 tragedy. To honor and commemorate the anniversary of this solemn moment in history – now recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance – citizens are asked to pay tribute to those lost and the many who rose in service on that fateful day by rekindling the spirit of compassion and service that unified the nation.
“More than two decades ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, many lost their lives to the 9/11 attacks. We remember and honor the sacrifices made that day and the sacrifices that continue to be made by members of our armed forces, emergency responders and their families by uniting through service and volunteerism throughout Navasota,” said Bert Miller, mayor of Navasota. “This year residents will join the thousands of Americans participating in acts of service to rekindle the spirit of unity and service that swept our nation after that tragic day through their service to others. Americans of all ages and backgrounds are again invited to join and lead community service projects to honor the lives of those we lost on Sept. 11. These civic champions will reach across party lines to seek opportunities to serve with neighbors and strangers alike to build important bridges in their communities.”
The City of Navasota will present a proclamation at the city council meeting Sept. 11.
The events of 9/11 and the heroism of first responders inspired thousands of young people to get involved and ultimately, led to the birth of the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.