September 11, 2019
9/11: National Day of Service and Remembrance
On September 11, 2001, our nation lost nearly 3,000 innocent lives in a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States. Without a doubt, it was one of the most tragic events to ever take place in the country. It is also the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history.
To remember those who perished or injured in the carnage, all Americans are encouraged to participate in the commemoration of the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11 of each year.
Also known as Patriot Day, this annual observance urges all Americans to unite as a nation and get involved in charitable service. The event also serves as an opportunity for us to express our gratitude and appreciation to the first responders and helpers who were able to save thousands of lives during the terrorist attacks when a group of al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four U.S. passenger airliners, crashing two of them in the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The terrorists crashed the third hijacked plane into the Pentagon in Virginia. The fourth hijacked plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, after its passengers fought the hijackers, preventing them from crashing the plane in Washington D.C. All of the airline passengers were killed in the attacks.
Activities on National Day of Service and Remembrance
On this day, many Americans are expected to display their nation’s flag in their homes and government buildings to pay tribute to those who died on 9/11. Others would observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims at 8:46 a.m. (EDT) – the exact time when the first of two hijacked U.S. commercial airliners slammed into the World Trade Center towers.
People who lost their loved ones would visit cemeteries or memorials to lay flowers on the tombs of their fallen relatives and friends. Some of those who survived the attacks are expected to reunite with the first responders and volunteers who rescued them from the burning towers. Communities, particularly those close to the targets of the attacks, would organize prayer meetings and church services.
How You Can Take Part
Since it’s a day to encourage charitable service, a great way to spend the National Day of Service and Remembrance is by volunteering in your community or a nonprofit organization that caters to individuals and families whose lives were touched by the catastrophic event. You may join your fellow Americans in planting trees, running food drives, and cleaning up neighborhoods.
The volunteer work you choose doesn’t have to be directly related to 9/11.
You may also visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City or the homes of survivors to let them know that you care about them. You can also make donations to organizations that provide scholarships to victims’ dependents and benefits to the families of first responders and the communities affected by the disaster. You can also inspire others to do charitable work by posting about your 9/11 projects on social media.
Let Our Heroes Know How Much You Appreciate Them
One meaningful way you can observe 9/11: National Day of Service and Remembrance is by donating an old or idle vehicle to Veteran Car Donations. We can transform any vehicle you donate regardless of its type or condition into a vital source of life support for our needy veterans and their families. Remember that some of these veterans were the soldiers who were deployed overseas as our country waged a war on terror.
After receiving your donated vehicle, we’ll auction it off and then use the proceeds to support the programs of our IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit partners that provide their beneficiaries with essential medical care, shelter, food, mental health services, employment opportunities, job training, education scholarships, and many other benefits.
With us, you’ll find yourself going through a smooth and hassle-free donation process. We’ll haul off your vehicle for free and take care of all the paperwork. After selling your donated vehicle at auction, we’ll deliver to you by mail your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt so you can claim your tax deduction in the next tax season.
You can make your donation now by either calling us at 877-594-5822 or filling out our online donation form. We accept vehicle donations wherever you are in the United States since we have car donation programs in all 50 states.
Mark 9/11 Anniversary with a Vehicle Donation
With all the hard work and sacrifices made by our former troops for our sake, it’s only fitting for us to express our gratitude for the invaluable service they’ve done for our nation. Call us at 877-594-5822 and mark 9/11: National Day of Service and Remembrance with a vehicle donation!