When we ask our parents or grandparents, they can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when JFK was shot; most of us recall being at school watching the gloomy day when the Challenger set off for space... or when the Gulf War began. But it is unfortunate that 9/11 means something to all of us... and so many of us know someone or their family directly affected by that horriffic day.
A few organizations took it upon themselves to make a positive out of this most disturbing of days... and with the help of the late Senator Ted Kennedy as the co-signer of the bill, President Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which established 9/11 as a NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE.
This seven-year campaign was led by one exceptional nonprofit, MyGoodDeed. This group is asking for all Americans to help create a legacy that honors September 11 victims and acknowledge those who rose to service in response to the attacks on America by just doing something nice! Pledge to perform "ONE GOOD DEED" during this week. Either help a neighbor, family member, volunteer, engage in a charitable activity or begin a project for your community. You may post your deed or obtain ideas for new ones... visit:http://www.911dayofservice.org OR if you have ideas of what WE as a GROUP could do, PLEASE SHARE!!!
Also happening: This Friday there will be a star-supported evening tribute launched by President Obama and First Lady Michelle to the 9/11 community, giving free tickets for the "United We Serve" event to the volunteers. Speakers include NY Governor David Paterson and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, others participating in the event will be late-night host Jimmy Fallon, the Harlem Boys & Girls Choir, The Roots, and Anjulie.
And of course, remember to display your AMERICAN FLAGS!!!