9/11 Day of Service is a beautiful way to honor, pay tribute

As the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks approaches, many might find themselves looking for a way to solemnly honor those who lost their lives that day, as well as the many servicemembers and first responders who put their lives on the line to protect others.

Due to this, United Way of Marquette County has come up with a unique way to help our community pay tribute in advance of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The 9/11 Day of Service, which will be held Friday, seeks to honor “those who served on September 11, 2001 and those who continue to serve to protect our freedom at home and around the globe,” according to an announcement from organizers.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, which gives communities the chance to help others and pay tribute to those killed or injured on September 11, 2001 as well as honor the first responders and countless others who serve today, organizers said.

United Way of Marquette County “aims to reignite the spirit of unity and service that inspired Americans 20 years ago in the days after the 9/11 tragedy” by bringing together businesses, student groups, and community volunteers to assemble care kits for local seniors and veterans, organizers said.

The event will be held on Friday in the Lower Atrium of the Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette. Care kits will be assembled in the atrium from 2-4 p.m. and distributed to local seniors and veterans at 4 p.m.

“The mission is really to get our community to give their time and their talents, to get involved, and give back to our community,” Andrew Rickauer, executive director of United Way of Marquette County, said in the announcement. “This will be a great unified community project as a small tribute to those we lost then and to honor those in our community who serve today.”

We strongly encourage all readers to participate in this event, as giving back to local seniors and veterans is a beautiful way for our community to come together and honor the sacrifices made by so many.

For more information about how you can participate or donate to Untied Way’s 9/11 Day of Service, visit www.YoopersUnited.com or call 906-226-8171. Those who have organization that would benefit from senior and veteran care kits are asked to contact UWMC.


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