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A Day of Remembrance and Service

Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross (second from right), visits with the Heidcamp family at the 11th Day of Remembrance Blood Drive at Fenway Park in Boston. Today I’m commemorating September 11th by spending the day with hundreds of people who have come out to Fenway Park in Boston to donate [...]

9/11: National Day of Service and Remembrance

In 2002 the nonprofit organization MyGoodDeed, in partnership with leading service-based organizations, proposed a simple yet powerful way for Americans to honor the September 11th victims, survivors, and emergency responders. This initiative – the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance – would offer all those willing and able to participate an opportunity to [...]

Gail McGovern: Reflections on United We Serve

The Initiative First, I personally thank and applaud President and Mrs. Obama for having the courage and foresight to kick off an initiative like this. It was very bold and complex: it required a lot of players to play, it required a great deal of technology, and there were a number of places where there [...]

Looking Backward to Look Forward: A Personal Story

– Post by Kami Watson Huyse, Red Cross Volunteer Just like today, seven years ago it was a blue and sunny day in Arlington, VA., just minutes from the Pentagon, where I lived at the time. I couldn’t have imagined what would unfold that day. Today, I live in Houston, and just like that day [...]

6 Years On – Thank you

On this September 11 many of you are posting rememberances.  Neither blogging nor working at the Red Cross were glints in my eye yet on this day six years ago, but I’d still like to thank all of the volunteers who stepped in to help on that day, in the days that followed, and who continue [...]