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September 11, 2021: A Day of Service and Remembrance in Mobile County

Posted on: Sep 9th, 2021 | News and Announcements

 

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. -- At its regular conference on Sept. 9, 2021, Mobile County Commission held a moment of silence, recognized those who serve and declared Sept. 11, 2021 A Day of Service and Remembrance in Mobile County. 

 

September 11, 2021: A Day of Service and Remembrance in Mobile County

WHEREAS,    twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States of America endured a violent terrorist attack leading to the tragic deaths of almost 3,000 people and injuring thousands more; and

WHEREAS,    in response to the attacks of the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, first responders immediately answered the call to heroically save lives; recovery workers joined with uniformed officers and military personnel to locate victims lost in the attacks; and thousands of people in the United States spontaneously volunteered to directly support those recovery efforts; and

WHEREAS,    millions of brave men and women continue to serve our nation and its citizens every day, having answered the call to duty as members of the Armed Forces, as first responders and other uniformed personnel; and

WHEREAS,    more than 77 million Americans regularly volunteer to serve their fellow citizens through acts of service and other good deeds each year; and 

WHEREAS,    since 2009, when Congress and the U.S. President provided for Federal recognition of September 11 as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance” (commonly referred to as “9/11 Day” or “Patriot Day”), millions of people in the United States annually observe the anniversary by engaging in a wide range of service activities and private forms of remembrance: Now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Mobile County Commission:

  1. recognizes, commends, and honors the selfless dedication to fellow citizens displayed through heroic actions on September 11, 2001;
  2. recognizes the valiant service and importance of first responders and uniformed personnel;
  3. recognizes the importance of community service and volunteerism; and
  4. calls upon the citizens of Mobile County to join in observing September 11, 2021, as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance” with appropriate and personal expressions of service and reflection, such as attending memorial and remembrance services, observing the nationwide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Time, displaying the American flag, performing good deeds, and engaging in community service and other charitable activities.

 

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