On this fourteenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we’d like to suggest that we all take a moment to honor those lost on that day. Whether you’re in New York or New Mexico, there are ways you can honor the day at home.
• In President Barack Obama’s proclamation declaring September 11, 2015, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, he calls “upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services.” Look for ceremonies in your own community in which you take part.
• Watch this video of Bretagne, the last known living search and rescue dog who worked at Ground Zero, be honored with a day in New York:
• Fly your flag at half staff to honor those lost on September 11th.
• Honor your local firefighters by letting them know how much you appreciate them. Drop by the nearest firehouse with a container of fresh baked cookies or a big batch of iced tea.
• Visit one of these 11 Beautiful Monuments That Honor 9/11.
• Post your remembrance or day of service to social media.
Check out the Corporation for National and Community Service website for more information on how you can take part in the National Day of Remembrance.
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