Leon County Government is proud to invite the community out on Tuesday, September 11, as all come together to mark the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – a moment that through tragedy brought together cultures, bridged differences and united citizens of goodwill around the world in a spirit of unity and commitment. In tribute to all who were lost and the tens of thousands who rose in service, 9/11 has been designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
In support of this historic anniversary, Leon County will host a day of
service on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at The Florida State University School of
Law, 425 W. Jefferson St., where volunteers will take part in a ceremony that honors all who lost their lives. The lead community partner for this event is the law offices of Holland & Knight. Leon County will also recognize the first responders who risked their own lives to rescue victims, the men and women serving our nation in the military and veterans who gave so much to our country.
In keeping with the National Day of Service, volunteers will be asked
to sign up to assemble military care packages for local soldiers
deployed in Afghanistan. Volunteer registration and sign in begins at
10:30 a.m. and the formal ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with service
projects immediately following. Volunteers will be treated to a barbecue lunch by Leon County Public Works employees.
Volunteers are required to pre-register online prior to event arrival
at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/911service/ or by visiting the Leon County
Volunteer Services/VolunteerLEON website at www.VolunteerLEON.org .
For more information, please contact VolunteerLEON Director Jeri Bush, at (850) 606-1970 work / (850) 228-5052 cell / BushJ@LeonCountyFL.gov or Jon D. Brown, Director of Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 work / (850) 694-1405 cell / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .