This weekend marks the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. This day is especially close to the hearts and minds of all of us at JetBlue and those in the airline industry as we humbly pay tribute to the victims and heroes from that ill-fated day a decade ago. We take this time to honor our service men and women who worked on that day and in the days and years that followed to rescue and protect our country and our people.
Two years ago, in order to create a respectful way to honor those men and women who lost their lives because of 9/11, President Obama declared September 11th the National Day of Service and Remembrance. All are encouraged to use this opportunity to volunteer in their local communities, including collecting donations, assembling care packages or writing letter to veterans, soldiers, or first responders.
We’re participating in the National Day of Service by encouraging our Crewmembers to get out and volunteer with one of the several organizations that we partner with in our ongoing community outreach, including the Wounded Warrior Project, a group that works to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in this nation’s history. Learn more about some of the work that we’ve done with the Wounded Warrior Project.
Check out the below tools from the Corporation for National & Community Service to support a cause that’s of interest to you:
- Search for opportunities on Serve.gov.
- Organize your own service project using one of our toolkits.
- Use the “#911day” and “#IWill” hashtags on Twitter.
- Share your story of service on the Serve.gov Facebook wall.
We can’t change the unfortunate events of our past, but we can start today on a better tomorrow.