It has been nearly 15 years since the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center complex, the Pentagon and the attempted attack on our nation’s Capital, which was thwarted by the brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93.
The lives of almost 3,000 fellow citizens were lost that day, and many more were injured. Today we honor those men and women, and offer our thanks to the first responders and military personnel who sacrificed their lives and safety in service to their fellow Americans.
To honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, thousands of Illinoisans from across the state joined Americans across the nation, volunteering in the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The day of service is an annual tribute to victims, survivors, and responders from that tragic day in 2001.
This year’s projects consists of delivering meals, refurbishing schools and community centers, collecting food and clothing, preparing communities for disasters, and reading to children. In many locations around the state, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members will lead and participate in service projects.
The Executive Director of Serve Illinois says among the eight largest states, Illinois leads the way in the number of volunteers.