Friday, September 11, 2009

Spirit of 9/11:

Spirit of 9/11: Service or security? -
"The idea to mark each Sept. 11 with a national day of volunteerism is based in part on a stark image: a corporate lawyer in business clothes running toward the burning World Trade Center.

That was Glenn Winuk, 40, on Sept. 11, 2001. He was an emergency medical technician who had retired three years earlier from active duty with his local volunteer fire department on Long Island....

Winuk's remains were found six months later, along with what was left of his black bag, in the rubble of the South Tower.

To his brother Jay, Glenn Winuk's response seemed to epitomize the spirit of selflessness and compassion ....founded what became myGoodDeed, an organization that linked Sept. 11 and volunteerism. They also began talking to victims' relatives and public officials about an annual service day.

In April, President Obama signed legislation declaring Sept. 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance"

Come with us this weekend. You can work for any part of the day. We'd

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