Veterans report for duty nationwide to honor the 16th anniversary of 9/11


Veterans report for duty nationwide to honor the 16th anniversary of 9/11

Volunteers with The Mission Continues all across the country will revitalize parks, schools, community centers, and more in recognition of 9/11

WHAT: On Friday, September 8th thru Monday, September 11th, post-9/11 veterans in more than 35 cities all across the country will report for duty in tribute to the 16th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

The Mission Continues has organized United in Service, a series of service events where veterans and local volunteers will join forces to have a positive impact on tough community challenges and remember those who served and sacrificed in the wake of 9/11. The veterans are volunteers with The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.

Throughout the course of four days, over 35 service platoons nationwide will lead local service projects to help strengthen their communities. With the support of local partners, projects will be held in cities, such as New York, NY; Boston, MA; St Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, MD; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; and San Antonio, TX, to name a few.

The service projects revolve around the restoration and beautification of community spaces. In Washington, D.C., The Mission Continues’ volunteers along with community members will continue ongoing work at East Capital Farm, creating a farmers market, a walking trail, and a STEM learning space. In Los Angeles, volunteers will gather to restore Carver Middle School and support parent engagement by refurbishing the school’s parent center.

The 9/11 United in Service campaign is just one of many initiatives led by The Mission Continues that empower veterans to continue serving at home by mobilizing together and solving challenges specific to their communities.

WHEN: Friday, September 8th; Saturday, September 9th; Sunday, September 10th; and Monday, September 11th

WHO: The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more. Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve. To learn more, visit: www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter @missioncontinue.

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Information for this story was provided by The Mission Continues.