CNCS Promotes Serving Others On 9/11

By: Belinda Post Email
By: Belinda Post Email

TOPEKA, KAN. (WIBW)--With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 right around the corner you may want a special way to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. One group at the Let’s Help SOS Street Music Festival hopes you'll pay tribute by serving others.

The Corporation for National and Community Service put up a 9/11 remembrance wall for festival goers to write how they plan to pay tribute to the lives lost on September 11th, some ten years ago.

"Se all have really strong emotions about 9/11. We know where we were, what we were doing,” said KS and MO Program Specialist for CNCS, Brittany Stiffler Crabtree.

“It hit close to home. We are brothers and sisters in the service,” said Jeff Whisler of the Topeka Police Department.

The CNCS urges Americans to turn a day typically full of tragic memories into a day of service, following the Serve America Act passed in 2009 by Congress.

Stiffler Crabtree said she hoped the wall would remind Topekans to use 9/11 as a day to help others.

You can visit sept11.challenge.gov to see how other's are planning to serve their community.


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