Photography courtesy of Susan Saulnier, RVo.
September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
Every year the government recognizes September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. This year the Department of Student Volunteerism and Service-Learning observed the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy with an art installation on campus.
In the week leading up to the installation students, faculty and staff were invited to participate by writing memories or sentiments on pieces of the installation. These pieces were then collected and placed in the installation.
Thank you to all students, staff, and faculty to helped us commemorate our fallen heroes and citizens, as well as out veterans and serving military members. We would also like to thank all of the Ringling College family who stopped to read and share the memories and experiences of your peers.
In a special follow-up article, we will interview our own Campus Security Officer David Laboy (pictured second from top, second from bottom) on his service after the events of 9/11 and what this installation meant to him.
The More You Know:
"The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country. For the anniversary, CNCS is working with MyGoodDeed and numerous other organizations to implement one of the largest days of charitable service in U.S. history.”
Visit http://www.serve.gov/?q=site-page/september-11th-national-day-service-and-remembrance to learn more.