Participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In 2009, September 11 was designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those who lost their lives and recapture the unprecedented sense of unity and compassion that swept the nation after the attacks.

Americans are encouraged to participate in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary. This year, more than 1 million Americans are expected to serve in their communities, participating in projects ranging from food drives and home repairs to neighborhood cleanups and disaster preparation activities.

Fire Corps teams can help organize service projects for their community or provide support for pre-planned activities. Search for ideas and access toolkits at and be sure to share your efforts on the Facebook wall or by using the #911 hashtag on Twitter.