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9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance 2019
The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, or Patriot Day, is a time to reflect on the lives lost in the September 11 attacks and honor the bravery and sacrifices of those who responded. This is also a day when Americans are called upon to volunteer in their communities as an act of tribute, unity and peace.
Below, read how several Member organizations of The Corps Network plan to observe this day through service, education, and remembrances.
American YouthWorks – Austin, TX
AmeriCorps members with American YouthWorks are helping with park maintenance and beautification. They started the morning by collecting litter around the Krieg Softball Fields in Austin, TX. They will then paint the inside of the tunnel under nearby Pleasant Valley Road. This project is made possible through collaboration with Keep Austin Beautiful and the City of Austin. Corpsmembers involved included members enrolled in YouthBuild and The Corps Network’s AmeriCorps Education Award Program and Opportunity Youth Service Initiative.
Civicorps – Oakland, CA
Civicorps’ Job Training Center Supervisors will engage all Corpsmembers in a thorough conversation regarding the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Given that each year the Corps enrolls an increasing number of Corpsmembers who are not old enough to remember the day, the discussion will become an informative session. Supervisors will review the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy and open the conversation to all Corpsmembers. As an act of remembrance, Civicorps’ Corpmembers will dedicate a moment of silence to all individuals affected by the tragedy. They will commit their day’s service responsibilities to all living and deceased individuals who experienced the event directly.
Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps – Racine, WI
Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps will recognize this day through remembrance and through education. The Corps invited W. Roger Stauffer, a chaplain who served as part of the response effort following September 11, to give a presentation about his experience and the topic of first responder stress management.
Maine Conservation Corps – Winthrop & Monmouth, ME
Maine Conservation Corps will lead AmeriCorps members and members of the community in service projects at four locations throughout Winthrop and Monmouth, ME. Activities include stacking firewood, clearing brush, removing invasive plant species and improving trails.
Northwest Youth Corps – Eugene, OR
Northwest Youth Corps will engage Corpsmembers in landscape maintenance and fence painting at the Greenhill Humane Society. They are also partnering with FOOD for Lane County to engage Corpsmembers in community garden maintenance.
Corpsmembers involved include members from The Corps Network’s AmeriCorps Education Award Program and Opportunity Youth Service Initiative.
Polk County Conservation Youth Corps – Des Moines, IA
Polk County Conservation Youth Corps is partnering with the City of Des Moines to engage teenagers from their Fall Crew in flood cleanup activities at Gray’s Lake, a popular urban park. The crew will walk the shoreline and pick up litter and debris along with staff from the Corps and the City of Des Moines.
Rocky Mountain Conservancy – Estes Park, CO
Rocky Mountain Conservancy will recognize the National Day of Service and Remembrance by supporting Rocky Mountain National Park’s wildland firefighters. RMC is leading volunteers in fire fuel mitigation efforts at the park. Volunteers will help remove fire fuels and construct burn piles in well-trafficked “front country” areas along roads, trails, campgrounds, and the neighboring communities.
Western Colorado Conservation Corps – Crested Butte, Crawford, and Loma, CO
Western Colorado Conservation Corps will recognize the day through remembrance and education. Corpsmembers will watch two films on the events of September 11 and then reflect as a group through a guided discussion.