In 2002, 9/11 family members and support groups launched an effort to establish a charitable service day as a way to honor victims, survivors and the heroes who helped in the aftermath of the attacks. Congress designated September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2009.
Each year, on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Americans across the country unite in service the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks.
Our 35 National Day of Service and Remembranceon Tuesday, Sep. 11.
Twin Lakes State Park will be collecting cans and non-perishable food for local homeless shelters and initiatives.
New River Trail State Park combines the two activities by boating over to Baker Island and removing trash and debris.
Interested in volunteering on a regular basis at Pocahontas State Park? They will host a volunteer training event and park familiarization tour.
Other parks are offering trail and park cleanups and beautification projects. A complete listing of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance activities in our Virginia State Parks can be found byclicking here.
2011 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Tree Planting at Mason Neck State Park