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.
911dayofservice.org 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
Serve.gov has listings of service opportunities throughout the United States.