We love opportunities to get our kids involved in community
service, so we’re so delighted to hear
that 9/11 is now officially a National Day of Service and Remembrance. It’s also better than making it a National Day of Watching 24 Hour News Channels and Being Depressed.
It’s really a beautiful concept. And if you need some ideas on what kinds of services to perform, take a look at 911DayofService.org.
The organization was created as a spot for people to share their service plans, donate to support the organization, or find a project in the works to join in. This volunteer movement is a wonderful way to teach our kids about helping those in need and the importance of a strong community, and 9/11 gives you an excuse to start that conversation in your own home. Even with little ones.
One other way to honor the day in a positive way is to head over to September Concert and find some musical happiness in your area. Created in 2002 as a way to spread a message of peace through music, these free concerts on Septem
Serve, remember, rock out. All excellent ideas. -Carrie
Find 9/11 service opportunities at 911DayofService.org and look for musical listings in your area at SeptemberConcert.org.
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