The National Day of Service and Remembrance will be held Friday, Sept. 10, as the United States observes the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) events will have three components — a brief ceremony and instructions to volunteers, headstone cleaning or another public service, and posting on a veteran's personal profile page found on VA's Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM). For more information on the events and to find a list of participating national cemeteries, visit cem.va.gov/National-Day-of-Service/.
“The events of Sept. 11, 2001, called brave men and women of the armed forces to serve their country and VA will never forget to honor their service and sacrifice,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “Looking back on the past 20 years, I am reminded of the incredible perseverance and strength of our nation — characteristics inspired by the veterans whom we serve at VA.”
American Legion posts and members regularly participate in the National Day of Service. You can share your involvement with this year's National Day of Service by posting your story and photo at the Legiontown web page, legiontown.org.