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How You Can Serve, Honor and Remember 9/11 Today

September 11, 2001 will always be a tragic day in American history. In the years since the 9/11 attacks, it has become a day to honor the victims and survivors by doing good and giving back. We’ve proven as a country that we can step up, stand united and together accomplish good things after such a tragic disaster. As we honor Patriot Day as a recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance today, let’s work together and continue to remember, respect and honor the lives lost and families stricken by the 9/11/201 attacks on our great nation. Here are a few ways you can honor the fallen and recognize those who have fought and continue to fight for this beautiful land we call home.

1. Volunteer

Volunteers-sm A great way to give back to our Nation on this day is to is to serve your fellow man. Visit your local Food Pantry, VA or donation center and offer your time. Simply dropping off a bag of canned goods, a good book, or lending your ear to a Veteran or someone in need. The possibilities are endless and are only limited by your imagination. Volunteer to serve! Even the smallest act of service is a way to honor those we lost on 9/11.  

2. Fly Old Glory

american-flagHonor those who lost their lives on September 11th by flying true Old Glory! It’s American. It’s patriotic. It shows love and support for your country. Don’t have a flag pole? Change your profile picture on Facebook to that of an American flag. Waving the stars and stripes is a symbol of respect and honor, certainly worthy of this day.  

3. Write A List Of Things You’re Thankful For

woman-writing-list1If you’re unable to give your time today, try writing a list of all the things in your life that you’re thankful for. This is something we too often forget to do. There are so many things to be thankful for. This great country we live in, for one. Your family, friends and loved ones. The little things we so often take for granted. While writing down all of the blessings you have in your life, remember those who sacrificed to give you these things to be thankful for.  

4. Donate Blood

blood-donor-blogFollowing the 9/11/2001 attacks, Americans were so very generous lining up at the Red Cross to donate blood. As the years have passed on, fewer and fewer people are donating, which is why the Red Cross has teamed up with 9/11 Day to encourage people to donate blood as a way to remember and pay tribute to September 11th victims and those who rose in service after the attacks. If you’re not squeamish of needles, this could be a very honorable way to serve and remember today. You can join the Red Cross & 9/11 Day movement and donate up to September 13th. Click here to find local blood drives in your area.

5. Thank A Local Serviceman or Servicewoman

thank a servicemanWhether it be someone you know who has served or is currently serving for America, or a local fireman or police officer. Take a moment out of your day today to say “thank you”. You can write an anonymous note and place it on their windshield, give them a simple smile or wave, or drop off baked treats to your local fire house or police station. It’s because of these brave men and women that so many were saved on 9/11, and that we’re protected day in and day out for their endless sacrifice to keep us safe.   From all of us here at It’s A Wonderful Light, we will never forget the innocent lives lost on the tragic September 11th events and we are continually grateful for the sacrifices so many have made and continue to make to afford us our freedom and safety. Today, we encourage you to serve, honor and never forget.

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