Bloggers Honoring 9/11 as a Day of Service and Remembrance
By Julie Ross Godar on September 11, 2010
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The ninth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center may be remembered for the controversy about Qu'ran burning and the "mosque at Ground Zero" project. But many, many bloggers are choosing to focus on the president's call to make September 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance -- and you can, too.
Fausta is also blogging for Project 2,996 with a Remembrance of Joe Angelini, Jr.
Kelly Wickham posted about DonorsChoose and its 10 years of connecting the public with underfunded classrooms.
Baby Baby Lemon has excellent suggestions for charitable donation today, including what others are doing to help victims of the San Bruno Fire.
Michelle Obama talks about the Day of Service and Remembrance on The Hill.
Mille Fiori Favoriti has a photo essay: September 11: A Day of Rememberance -- Pictures from New York, 2010
Beth of The Confused Homemaker posted a photo poem remembering Father Mychal Judge and others who died that day.
Megan of Megan's Minute was in New York in 2001, and tells a short, affecting story of the little pink skirt she wore that day.
Last year, Maria Niles wrote an amazing post about volunteering on 9/11/2001 called "The Shape of Memory." Read it now, and be inspired.
Resources for the Day of Service and Remembrance
- At the 9/11 Day of Service resource website, you can adopt a cause, post a good deed and find charities to support
- The excellent Donors Choose project
- The Sierra Club has a list of opportunities to Serve Outdoors
- Project 2,996 website
- Beyond the 11th website
- The Smithsonian's September 11: Bearing Witness to History project
- 11 suggestions from the Huffington Post
- 5 ways to volunteer if you can't donate money, from CNN
Are you doing anything for the Day of Service and Remembrance? Tell me about it in the comments.
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