September 11th 2001
Everyone remembers where they were on September 11th , 2001 when they heard the news of the horrific attack. I was a freshman in college hanging out in my dorm room when everyone came running in and turned the television on. Being only 17, I remember it was the first day I really understood how much evil existed in the world and how scary reality really was.
Luckily, I learned wickedness is a only a small part of the story. The weeks after 9/11 were terrifying, but they were also the most united and humbling weeks in United States history. The news poured in with story after story of neighbors helping neighbors and strangers working together for the greater good. Kindness, generosity and kinship were in full supply. It was easy to see we, as Americans, were all in this together.
9/11 Day Movement
The 9/11 day movement was born out of the notion that the nation can honor the victims and heroes of the September 11th attack in a positive way. The idea is that on September 11th , or “9/11 Day”, everyone should do one good deed. The belief is that all of these good deeds combined can change September 11th from a day of sadness to a day of hope. Americans everywhere are encouraged to do one good deed and then post about it on social media with the hashtag “#911day”.
We decided that Loiselle Insurance Agency should participate in this wonderful movement. So this morning we dropped off doughnuts, muffins and coffee to the hardworking teachers and staff at two local schools, The Learning Community and Segue Institute for Learning. It was so rewarding to be a part of the 9/11 day movement!
The 9/11 day movement originated through MyGoodDeed, a non-profit charity focused on organizing 9/11 day every year. They are responsible for the decision by congress in 2009 to designated September 11th as a National Day of Service & Remembrance. For more information on 9/11 day and MyGoodDeed click here. For more information on September 11th as a National Day of Service & Remembrance click here.
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