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Volunteer to Honor and Remember 9/11

In April, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act which, for the first time, officially recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

This designation came as the result of years of hard work by 9/11 families and service organizations. The President and the Corporation for National and Community Service are asking all Americans to remember 9/11 and recommit to service in their communities throughout the year.

The Center for Service & Civic Engagement encourages all faculty , staff, and students to join us as we honor and remember the victims of 9/11 through service.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: A tree of remembrance will be displayed in the Front Lobby of Webb Center. The ODU community is invited to stop by and tie a ribbon of commitment to serve on the tree alongside a ribbon that represents a victim of the 9/11 attacks. Notes of thanks will also be available for those who wish to write a note of appreciation to members of the Norfolk Fire Department, Norfolk Police Department and ODU Police Department for continuing to serve and protect the ODU community.

Noon: The names of all the victims who died in the attacks on 9/11 will be read on the Front Steps of the Webb Center before those who have gathered walk to the Lambert's point community and start their commitment to service by helping to beautify this area by participating in a community clean-up. Trash bags and gloves will be provided by the Center for Service & Civic Engagement.

5 p.m.: The tree of remembrance and notes of thanks will be moved to the Stihl Soccer pre-game tailgate (at the Soccer Stadium) for those in attendance to continue to make their commitment to serve and write a note of thanks to our local public safety officers.

For more information or questions about any of the above events, please contact the Center for Service & Civic Engagement at 683-3065 or volunteer@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: September 11, 2009

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