Occasionally I receive letters about events and organizations that I would like to share. Read the below letter from Eric Paine, Social Media Director, for the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. As we near the 10th anniversary of 9/11 there will be lots of opportunities for tribute and remembering. GF
I would like to share with you a little bit about 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Our longstanding goal with the anniversary of 9/11 is to remember the 9/11 victims by creating a lasting and positive legacy in their honor — rekindling the remarkable spirit of unity that existed in the US following the 9/11 attacks. Many relatives of 9/11 victims shared the view that this would be a truly wonderful way to pay tribute to their lost loved ones, ensuring that something positive would come from the loss of their lives and so many others.
For the 10th anniversary of 9/11 our goal is to inspire at least five million people in the U.S. and throughout the world to pledge to perform good deeds, volunteer, donate to causes, and help others in need – as a powerful and historic tribute to the nearly 3,000 brave souls who died almost 10 years ago on 9/11, those who have died since, and the many others who have risen in service in response to the attacks, as rescue and recovery workers, public safety officers, and members of our military. We hope to rekindle the spirit of unity that we all shared in the immediate aftermath of the attacks — something we need now more than ever!
Our Cause page (http://causes.com/remember911) has grown to a remarkable 2,547,368 (and counting) members. We added over 5,500 new members just in January, compared to 482 in December. Our goal is to have 5 million members by the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
… however, we won’t reach our goals without help from people like you. We would really appreciate it if you spread our message within your network.
I hope to hear back from you soon…