September 11

Photo of half-mast American Flag

Signed into law in 2009 through the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is designated as a day to honor the memory of those lost, victims and emergency responders, through the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It is also a tribute to the incredible outpouring of compassion and service that united the nation in the aftermath of those attacks. offers a variety of resources for those wishing to organize efforts in honor of this day, including:

  • Lesson plans and guides for teachers to engage students about the events of that and following days
  • The 9/11 Commission Report
  • Links to other sites with lesson plans and toolkits has listings of service opportunities throughout the United States.