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Commemorating Sept. 11


Yesterday I wrote about the push to make Sept. 11 a day to volunteer.

Jay Winuk, whose brother Glenn died at Twin Towers trying to help, has been behind the effort since soon afterthe attacks, and this year, he’s thrilled that Congress has made it official. Sept. 11 is now a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Nothing could be controversial about that, right? Well, no. There’s a group of people who think helping others somehow detracts from commemorating the day.

That makes little sense to me. And to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Today it announced it was collaborating with Winuk’s group, MyGoodDeed.org to encourage the public to commemorate Sept. 11 through acts of service.

“Tremendous acts of compassion and sacrifice characterized the events of 9/11,” said Joe Daniels, the president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. “The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will preserve the story of September 11, 2001, and its aftermath, and strive to inspire acts of service.”

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 3:56 pm by Noreen O'Donnell. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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Noreen O'DonnellNoreen O'Donnell For the last 20 years, Noreen O'Donnell has written about Hillary Clinton's run for the Senate, rebuilding Ground Zero, the Korean immigrants who travel north each day from Queens to work in nail salons, deadly runaway fire trucks and other stories in Westchester and Putnam counties. Now she's a columnist.

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