SEPTEMBER 11TH – A DAY OF SERVICE
The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of a seven-year effort started by 9/11 family members and support groups to establish the service day as a way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11. It also serves to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks. September 11 was officially recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, passed with strong bipartisan support and signed into law by President Obama in April of 2009, stating:
“I call upon all Americans to join in service and honor the lives we lost, the heroes who responded in our hour of need, and the brave men and women in uniform who continue to protect our country at home and abroad, … Working together, we can usher in a new era in which volunteering and more service is a way of life for all Americans. Deriving strength from tragedy, we can write the next great chapter in our Nation’s history and ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the promise of America.”
Click here for United We serve Proclamation on September 10, 2009.
Click here for Massachusetts 9/11 Fund PSA for National Day of Service
Many 9/11 family foundations and other organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts hold thoughtful commemorations on the anniversary of 9/11. These are the 14th anniversary events we are aware of.
MICHAEL McGINTY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 10th ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:30 am to 3 pm
Call Cindy at 617-270-5155 for more information.
THE ACE BAILEY CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION- SPIN-A-THON FOR ACE
At the Boston Sports Club, Lynnfield
The Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation, in partnership with the Lynnfield Market Street Sephora and Judy Insalaco of Boston Sports Club, Lynnfield will host a Spin-a-thon on Sunday, September 13 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Bike reservations are $100 charitable donation
RESERVE A BIKE on the CROWDRISE LINK.
For questions or problems please contact Barbara Pothier by email at BARBARA@ACEBAILEY.ORG
JEFF COOMBS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION 14th ANNUAL WALK, ROAD RACE, AND FAMILY DAY
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Register onsite Sat, Sept 12 from 4 – 5 pm or Sun, Sept 13 before the race from 7:30 am – 8:30
The Woodsdale School, 128 Chestnut St, Abington.
For more information, call Christie at 781-982-1608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAY CORCORAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 13th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
September 18, 2015,
Easton Country Club
265 Purchase Street
Call Diann Corcoran DuBois at 781-659-7710 for further details.
AL FILIPOV PEACE & JUSTICE FORUM
September 27, 2015, 4-6 pm
Trinitarian Congregational Church
54 Walden Street
1 (978) 369-4837
As a human rights lawyer and advocate, Malika Saada Saar has been involved in numerous issues related to the most vulnerable in our society, leading efforts in the U.S. to shut down the trafficking of children for sex, ending the federal practice of shackling pregnant mothers behind bars in U.S. prisons, and advocating for federal funding for treatment services for at-risk families.