It is hard to believe that it has been 14 years since the 9/11 attacks. I was in middle school (pretty confident it was 8th grade) and I remember walking into class ready to over zealously boast about my birthday the next day. Immediately walking into the classroom, there was a confused silence among everyone. My friend looked at me and said “world war 3 just started.” The look on her face was one I don’t think I will ever forget.
We should never forget that tragic day. The anniversary of Septermber 11th is a day of history, strong emotions, and reflection for most Americans. This day has become the National Day of Service and Remembrance. There are so many ways to get involved in your local communities in honor of those that served friends, family, and strangers that tragic day. No matter your age, race, or social status every person can do something for another. The smallest act of kindness can change someones entire life.
To participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance visit Serve.gov to find local volunteer opportunities. Closest events for Wilkes County, NC residents can be found here. My efforts will be bringing much needed supplies to the local Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home. Among the various volunteer opportunities they have, they constantly need paper products and laundry detergent.