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The City of Sequim is making preparations to once again take part in the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. In conjunction with the United Way Day of Caring, members of the Sequim City Council and city staff will join together with community volunteers to participate in a morning of community service projects throughout the City. The primary City project will be the planted parking strip along Blake Avenue running along Carrie Blake Park and the Water Reuse Demonstration Site. Opening ceremonies will take place in the same area, on Blake Avenue between Carrie Blake Park and the Water Reuse Demonstration Site at 9:00 a.m. Those interested in volunteering to help, please contact the City Clerk office at 683-4139.Beginning in 2002, family members who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks along with support groups began to seek a forward-looking tribute to honor the sacrifice of those lost and to pay tribute to those who rose in service in response to the tragedy. By encouraging Americans to participate in service and remembrance activities on the 9/11 anniversary, family members wanted to provide a productive and respectful way to honor those who perished and rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11 to help meet the challenges we face today.Because of their efforts to build support for this idea, September 11 has been designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance. The 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance was established into law by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009, and is consistent with President Obama’s overall call to service, United We Serve. Community service projects are to be implemented on or near September 11 in observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
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