9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will commemorate the September 11 National Day of Service

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Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will commemorate the September 11 National Day of Service with a remembrance ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 1003 12th Street in Pascagoula.

Volunteers from Alfred State University along with current service member volunteers from NCBC Gulfport will work on a Habitat new build project. A lunch break will be taken from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include a remembrance ceremony. The ceremony will have reflective readings including feature profiles of four Mississippians who died during the tragedy. Retired military HFHMGC staff members will also attend the ceremony.

Across the country, Habitat for Humanity affiliates are joining hundreds of other organizations for the September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The organizations will pay tribute to those who lost their lives that day, and those who rose in service afterward through community-based service projects.

“This day of service is a significant event for Habitat because it brings together so many key components of our organization. Having the military personnel working alongside volunteers and Habitat staff on the construction of this new home to mark this occasion is fitting,” said Chris Monforton, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

In 2009 the U.S. Congress passed bipartisan legislation, signed by President Barack Obama, which formally recognized September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the 9/11 families and community, nonprofits, governments and businesses that support them, the day reclaims the legacy of September 11 and creates a permanent, positive tribute. Visit www.serve.gov or www.911day.org for more information.

To make a donation to Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in honor of this day, or to learn more about our programs and education services, visit www.hfhmgc.org.

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