President Obama has designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Although Obama’s signature occured last spring, the push for the declaration began in 2002, from the 9/11 community including victims’ families and support groups.
A volunteer expert with the government says people all over are taking part including some in Wisconsin. Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of Corporation for National and Community Service, says Americorps VISTA members will hold three assemblies in Hurley, Wisconsin for high schoolers on serving their communities. In the following weeks the students will canvas their neighborhoods to create such programs.
Goren encourages people to make 9/11 a new beginning of service.
Meanwhile a ceremony of remembrance will be held at the Milwaukee War Memorial led by Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. Similar observances are planned throughout Wisconsin, and the nation, to remember the three-thousand Americans killed by terror attacks eight years ago.