National Day of Service and Remembrance
At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, we work hard to honor veterans every day of the year. But on September 11th, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, we wanted to get out of the office and do more. Six of our staff members participated in the Tribute to Service event at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.
It was an afternoon dedicated to supporting veterans, first responders, recovery workers, volunteers and public safety officers; brave heroes who have kept our country safe and strong before and after September 11, 2001. The United States Navy Band Brass Quartet played “God Bless America” as volunteers committed themselves to a year of service. We partnered with Heroes Place and City Year in a mini service project, assembling packages filled with soap, shampoo, toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer and other items. The kits will be donated to homeless veterans in the Washington D.C. metro area later this month. We look forward to working with Heroes Place more in the future.
We also enjoyed seeing how other organizations are working to serve veterans. Team Rubicon, Vietnam Veterans of America and HandsOn Greater DC Cares all had booths at the volunteer recruitment fair. We were honored to be part of such a caring and dedicated group of organizations.