September 11: A Day of Service and Remembrance

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 10, 2010
Flags and Flowers Left in Front of a Poster Showing Deceased Firefighters

Tomorrow, September 11, First Lady Michelle Obama will be participating in a service event with Mission Serve, a civilian-military service initiative, to help renovate a community center at a retirement community for veterans. As Mrs. Obama wrote in a message to the White House email list, "From the brave men and women of Flight 93 who sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of others, to the first responders who rushed without hesitation to help those in need, to the young men and women who chose to join our Armed Forces following the attacks -- these tragic events united Americans in a remarkable spirit of solidarity and compassion.

"It's that spirit of selflessness and service that inspired the first September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance last year. On this day all Americans can honor the brave men and women who lost and risked their lives by serving others in their community."

In honor of the day, the Corporation for National and Community Service is supporting hundreds of service activities in all fifty states. Thousands of volunteers are anticipated to take part.

As Mrs. Obama wrote, "Whether you help clean up a local park, participate in a food drive, or help out in a local soup kitchen or school, volunteering strengthens our communities and our country. The National Day of Service presents an opportunity to take time to make a difference in your area and make a commitment to serve your community throughout the year."

You can join this effort and honor, through service, the memories of those who perished by visiting to find a volunteer opportunity near you.



Donald M.
Virginia, USA
September 11, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:


HONOR THE 9/11 VICTIMS (Fire Fighters, EMT, Law Enforcement, and all those that perished in the Pentagon and World Trade Center. I personally met one of the fire fighters in Iraq, who was at the scene of the World Trade Center when it happened. It's a sad day in history. He explained to me how the repeaters inside the World Trade Center were not working properly. People from around the world will always remember this tradegy for years to come. My family to all the victims "May they rest in peace" to all the Fire Fighters in New York, "Salute with 21 GUNS" I can almost hear the Scottish bagpipes in the background playing, Just like the evenings in Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 when they were honoring the perished soldiers. Those that have showed acts of heroism and grace, "Those that gave up so much for this country."

9 + 11 = 20 (2001) 2+1 = 3
9 + 11 = 20 (2010) 2+1 = 3

total sum (23) on both dates) if numbers mean anything, then if you add 9, like 9 am, the morning of the attack, the sum becomes 32, then minus 9 back to (23) or reverse the (32) the United States better prepare for the What if's... on this date...9/11/2010, We pray nothing happens, but its always best to be ready for anything.

Godbless and Stay Safe!!!

Eko F.
September 11, 2010

Eko I.F.F. in Nigeria writes:

I light a candle for everyone of our beloved ones we lost on that fateful day.

I condemned the plan by Rev. Terry Jones to burn copies of the Qur'an and asked my readers to join in the Day of Rememberance Memorial Service, but my news blog "" was hacked this morning by the enemies of peace.

I have posted my special report on "," to ask for peace and to say no to violence.

Let us observe the Day of Rememberance in peace.

God bless America.

New York, USA
September 11, 2010

Ron in New York writes:


Now we are challenged to find a new path to peace, prosperity and cooperation at home and around the world.


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