September 11, 2001 is a day that we as Americans unfortunately hold deep in our hearts. Our country has tried to honor this day by having Congress name it as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance”. By doing so, their hope is that we can focus more on reflecting and helping others. There are so many ways to show your remembrance and honor for those who lost their lives on 9/11. Many communities offer local events, volunteer opportunities and even guest speakers to educate the public about these attacks and the strength of our country. Whether you’re looking for participating in a moment of silence or just hoping to donate- we hope you’ll honor the fallen this year in your own special way.
Local and nationwide opportunities for volunteering are available all year round to show support for 9/11. A great resource to help find a volunteer opportunity is using the AmeriCorps Volunteer search on their website- this search engine gives you the option to pick the location as well as opportunities to showcase certain skills you may have. Appreciate Your First Responders and Service Members Daily It doesn’t need to be September 11th to show your respect and appreciation for all the heroes in our country. You can honor our brave men and women by proudly displaying the US Flag and keeping it at half-mast on 9/11 Remembrance Day. Also remember to thank a member of those services for their daily sacrifice that they give to our country to keep us safe and free.
Participate in a Moment of Silence
By participating in a moment of silence on 9/11, you are showing a sign of respect for all of
the brave men and women who lost their life that day. Here are the 6 recommended moments of silence that take place at the exact time of the attacks:
8:46 am- When American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower
9:03 am- When United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower
9:37 am- When American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon
9:59 am- When the South Tower fell
10:02 am- When United Airlines Flight 93 crashed outside of Shanksville, PA
10:29 am- When the North Tower fell
Stair Climb Challenge
The stair climb challenge is a great way to get out and be active to show honor for the 343
first responders who lost their lives on September 11th. You would climb 110 stories which is equivalent to the highest part of the World Trade Center where so many heroic people fought to get to. This helps show your understanding of part of the terrible conditions the first responders had to face on 9/11.