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Jul 30

About the National Day of Service and Remembrance

About the National Day of Service and Remembrance

The second annual Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Last year, 47 million people observed 9/11 by doing good deeds, and our inaugural day of service at Mason involved more than four hundred community members.

This year, hundreds of Mason students, faculty, and staff will serve together again on a range of service projects across Mason’s campus. We are excited to announce that this year’s day of service will feature SAIL’s annual service fair, a reading as part of Fall for the Book, and a candlelight vigil organized by Fourth Estate, Mason’s student news outlet.

Get involved today by using your Mason email address to register for the service project in which you’re most interested. Check the schedule first to see which project best fits your Thursday schedule, then register right away, as spots will go quickly!   The 9/11 Day of Observance was originally created in 2002 by two friends, David Paine and Jay Winuk, and later designated in 2009 by Congress as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law. Read more about the history of the National Day of Service and Remembrance and the spirit in which it began by clicking here.

On behalf of the planning committee, thank you in advance for your commitment to service. We look forward to working with you soon!

Sincerely,
Kevin Stoy, Living Learning Community (LLC) Coordinator, Honors College, George Mason University