WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Coons (D-DE) today recognized September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, encouraging the American public to volunteer in a charitable service of their choosing on or around the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
“On September 11, 2001, Americans stood still as the country we love was attacked,” said Dr. Cassidy. “In the face of evil, patriotism prevailed as Americans answered the call to protect and defend our country. We remember and honor those who give back on this national day of service.”
“Twenty-two years ago today, our country endured a tragedy that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, including a dozen Delawareans,” said Senator Coons. “On a day marked by tremendous loss, our country also demonstrated the best of the American spirit – countless Americans who risked their own lives for their fellow men and women. Since the 9/11 attacks, our country has marked this solemn day with reflection and service, a tribute to the victims, first responders, recovery workers, and military men and women who sacrificed in service of our nation. I’m proud to join with Senator Cassidy to recognize this national day of service.”
Congress first established September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2009, in tribute to the 9/11 victims, first responders, recovery workers, volunteers, and members of the U.S. military who rose in service in defense of our nation. This year, as Co-Chairs of the National Service Congressional Caucus, Senators Coons and Cassidy are calling on their colleagues in the Senate to reaffirm that commitment and honor the heroes who answered the call to service in response to attacks in New York, at the Pentagon, and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.