Remembering 9/11 Good Neighbors Part 3

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9/11 Memorial

By Vincent Desjardin

 

One more inspirational story of Good Neighbors from 9/11 on this 10th anniversary.

“Sanctuary at Ground Zero”

Remembering 9/11 Good Neighbors Part 2

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We’re remembering the ultimate Good Neighbors of 9/11 with links to inspirational stories. Here are a few more stories of  those that stood in the gap on 9/11 and beyond:

Memories of Americorps members who served in the wake of 9/11

Heartwarming story of a blind man’s guide dog that led him to safety out of the World Trade Center

A Millbrae mother urges people to give service on the 10th anniversary to honor heroes like her son, Mark Bingham, of Flight 93

 

Remembering 9/11 Good Neighbors Part 1

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We’re remembering the ultimate Good Neighbors of 9/11 for the next three days with links to stories of hope about people (and animals) that either gave, or are still giving, of themselves to help othersSearch Dog Team at World Trade Center since the events 10 years ago.

Enjoy these inspirational stories as you reflect on the anniversary:

People and dogs who teamed to search the rubble at Ground Zero

Extraordinary journal entries from one Salvation Army member who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11. According to the Salvation Army website, the organization was helping at the scene less than one hour after the buildings collapsed.

Children of 9/11 victims who are healing through helping others

Volunteer Events to Commemorate 9/11

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What better way to remember 9/11 then through giving service to others? There are numerous volunteer events happening around the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area to commemorate the 10-year anniversary.9/11 Day of Remembrance

If you’re looking for an event near you, a good place to start is the 911 Day organization’s event locator. Just put your zip code in the box at the top right hand corner, and you will get a list of events taking place near you.

The 911 Day group was started in 2002 by two men — one lost his brother in the Twin Towers — as a way to commemorate 9/11 as a national day of service. This year the group is encouraging citizens to join the 9/11 Tribute Movement, by posting their intentions to help others  this Sunday.

Are you going to volunteer to commemorate 9/11? Tell  us about it in comments!

Remembering 9/11 Heroes: Ultimate Good Neighbors

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If you’re like me, there’s a part of you looking forward to September 12. Ten years after 9/11, it’s still painful to remember what happened that day. All the retrospectives going on at the moment are a little hard to face.

9/11 Memorial

By Vincent Desjardin

But I find I can’t stop thinking about the heroes, the ultimate Good Neighbors. To this day I am still struck by the people who, in the blink of an eye, ran inside buildings that were about to crumble. Or the complete strangers that banded together to bring down a plane before terrorists reached their intended target.

Thousands of ordinary people, who when faced with colossal sacrifice, gave of themselves for the sake of rescuing and helping others on that day, and in the weeks and months that followed.

Or the thousands of people in communities across the country who without much fanfare have reached out to help in small ways, either by donating money, or just reaching out to those near and far impacted by the events.

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