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Commemorating Sept. 11 with volunteer service to communities

Everyone’s deeply aware of the significance of today, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In commemoration, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed a proclamation this morning recognizing Sept. 11 as a day of service and remembrance; today is the first official, national “Day of Service and Remembrance” established by the president and Congress to  “honor the sacrifices of 9/11 heroes, and engage more Americans in serving their communities.”

Said Otter, “One of the best measures of our character as a community, and our civic virtue as individuals, is the degree to which we are willing to reach out to our neighbors in time of need. Idaho is richly endowed with citizens who put their good will into action through volunteerism and service. This is a day to recognize them, and that ability in all of us.”

The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, along with several other organizations, is encouraging Idahoans to volunteer in their community in commemoration today, and continue their volunteer efforts throughout the year. Click below to read the governor’s full proclamation.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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