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Remembering 9/11 With Acts of Service
Posted By Barbranda Lumpkins Walls On September 10, 2013 @ 12:43 pm In Notebook | Comments Disabled
As we remember Sept. 11, 2001, stories of good deeds that sprouted from that tragedy abound.
One of them is how the tiny Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, and neighboring communities came to the aid of passengers  aboard 38 planes that were hurriedly diverted to the North Atlantic fueling stop.
Grateful passengers and crew members on one Delta flight – who received food, shelter and whatever they needed for their unexpected stay – decided to pay forward the kindness by starting an endowed scholarship fund  for college-bound students in Lewisporte, Newfoundland. In the past 10 years the fund has grown to more than $1.5 million and has helped more than 130 students attend college or university.
Acts of kindness and service continue across the nation as we observe the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11. Here’s a sampling of projects that emanate the can-do, volunteer spirit:
Photo: Phil Roeder via Flickr 
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 came to the aid of passengers: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/18/world/unexpected-guests-warm-hearts-in-the-frozen-north.html
 starting an endowed scholarship fund: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/atlanta/eyes_abroad-coupdoeil/Delta.aspx
 Volunteer projects include: http://www.massmilitaryheroes.org/911-service-project-to-support-our-troops-families1
 steel beam from the World Trade Center: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/09/world_trade_center_artifact_to.html
 Sacramento’s 5th annual 9/11 Memorial Climb: http://www.sac911climb.com/about/
 911day.org: http://www.911day.org/
 UnitedWeServe: http://www.serve.gov/
 CreateTheGood: http://www.createthegood.org/
 Phil Roeder via Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabor-roeder/7977024041/sizes/z/in/photostream/
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