In April of this year, President Barack Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which includes federal authorization to establish September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims of 9/11 and those who rose to service in response to the attacks.
The Act encourages people throughout the world to pledge to voluntarily perform at least one good deed, or another service activity, on 9/11 each year. Hobart and William Smith Colleges are asking participating students, faculty and staff to write their pledges on a quilt square so the resulting quilt can be displayed as a visible representation of the Colleges’ support.
Day of Service and Remembrance Co-Chairs Heather Cosgrove ‘10 and Lindsay Hagan ’11 are anticipating a wonderful turnout, “Our ideal goal is to have as many people participate as possible and to have a giant quilt to display.”
This Friday, Sept. 11, members of the HWS community are invited to the Scandling Campus Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to write on a quilt square their pledge to volunteer, perform a good deed or engage in another charitable activity in observance of September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
For more information, visit 911dayofservice.org.