9/11: Remembering and Carrying On
Posted September 11, 2014
On the 13th anniversary of September 11th, we remember the nearly 3,000 victims who lost their lives over a decade ago. After the attacks, our country was in despair. But as we commemorate what we lost that day, we must also recognize what we have gained during the last 13 years.
Nearly six million men and women have volunteered to wear the uniform and serve their country in the military since 9/11. Of those, 2.5 million deployed overseas to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, many of these service members have returned to their communities and began to serve again.
Got Your 6 works to ensure that as veterans return home, they are seen as leaders and civic assets. It’s our duty to create communities where their skills and leadership are valued and called upon. It’s no secret that veterans are resilient—just like our country was in the face of the 9/11 attacks—and together we can empower them to wage good for our communities.
The drive to serve doesn’t simply disappear when the uniform comes off and you can help make a difference. On this anniversary, as we reflect, let’s stand by those who have served. Take to Twitter and Facebook to share how you #WageGood for all of America.