"We Remember" 9/11
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Western Kentucky University South Lawn
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Continue celebrating at the WKU vs. Navy game which starts at 6:00pm
- Remember the heroic service that took place on September 11th
- Reflect on the bravery and sacrifice, then document memories on the “We Remember” banner
- Take a pledge to serve your community in recognition of 9/11
- Write thank you cards to soldiers
- Donate items for disaster preparedness kits for seniors in partnership with Community Action of Southern Kentucky’s RSVP program
Feel free to donate
• First Aid Kits
• Manual can openers
• N95 masks
• Small hand towels/wash cloths
• Work gloves
• Duct tape
• Multipurpose tools
• Emergency blankets
WKU uses “We Remember” day to encourage service on September 11th
There is a national “I Will” movement in tribute to those who served the country on September 11, 2001, and Western Kentucky University joins those efforts by encouraging individuals to remember, reflect, and serve as part of the “We Remember” day on September 10th.
The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships is recognizing the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance by acknowledging that “We Remember” those who served our country, and the Center is encouraging everyone to take a pledge to provide a service on campus and in the community in honor of the service men and women, police officers, and fire fighters, survivors, and victims from September 11th.
At “We Remember” day, the Center hopes campus and community members will remember the attacks on 9/11, reflect on the great service that day, and document their memories on the “We Remember” banner. Then, individuals may serve by donating items for Disaster Preparedness Kits for seniors, creating “thank you” cards for soldiers, and taking the “I Will” pledge to provide volunteer service in the community.
“I think 9/11 is a time to remember and reflect. Remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day but also to reflect and celebrate the tremendous spirit that radiated throughout the country just after 9/11. Volunteers came from everywhere and descended on New York City to help in any way they could. That spirit of volunteerism continues to be a trademark of America and the American Spirit,” said Michael Hall, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Project Director at Community Action of Southern Kentucky.
The ALIVE Center’s partner for the preparedness kits, Community Action of Southern Kentucky, has been collecting items during the month of August to provide materials to seniors in multiple counties in the region.
“Seniors are a vulnerable population and some need extra help in thinking about disaster preparedness. These kits will help raise awareness while providing some basic beginnings of a kit,” Hall said.
September 11th, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. More information regarding the day of service can be found at www.911dayofservice.org.
The WKU ALIVE Center encourages community partnerships through building, learning, and serving. For additional information on the ALIVE Center and ways you can support WKU engagement efforts, visit www.wkualivecenter.com or call 270-782-0082.