Most days are unremarkable. We go to school, we go to work, we sit in traffic, we eat meals, and we go to sleep. We wake up and prepare for the next days to be the same, and for the most part, they are. But, there are those days where events shake up our idea of normalcy and forever change the fabric of an entire Nation. September 11, 2001 was one of those days.
At the time, it was hard to imagine what the future would hold for this country, but eleven years later, here we are. It’s also hard to imagine that any of the emotions of that day have faded with time, but our collective level of involvement has certainly changed.
Not for everyone. In the aftermath of September 11th, America went to war in two countries, activating a period of conflict and on-going cycles of deployment that would last years. For service members and their families, that one event has dramatically changed every day since. Military families have taken on the responsibilities that come with their service to the Nation with incredible strength, and continue to do so. Service is a part of their routine.
Even if most days have returned to being unremarkable, as a citizen of this country, you are also still involved. This September 11th, consider joining the events of the National Day of Service, be it by volunteering or paying tribute to both the heroes we lost and those that still serve. On the days that follow, consider making your support just another part of your daily routine.
Learn more about the events of the National Day of Service at www.serve.gov.
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Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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