Volunteer Center to celebrate 15th anniversary of 9-11 with Day of Service

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Volunteer CenterThe Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center will commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks through service and volunteerism, marking the tragic events by rekindling the spirit of hope and community that followed the devastating day. As we approach the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have the opportunity to create a positive legacy through the powerful force of service. 

On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, the Volunteer Center and its partners, including Anne Arundel Recreation & Parks, Friends of Anne Arundel Trails, Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Ocean Conservancy, the USNA Midshipmen Action Group and community volunteers, will remember Sept. 11 with environmental projects starting at the Maryland W.W. II Memorial overlooking the Severn River and continuing to Jonas Green Park.

Join County Executive Steven R. Schuh at 8:30 am on Sept. 10th for a brief ceremony at the Maryland World War II Memorial. Keynote Speaker Michael Hopmeier, President of Unconventional Concepts, Inc. will show how to empower the community to be prepared and resilient. Dr. Mark Chapin will receive special recognition for his commitment to our community and his work with wounded warriors and their families.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30 am and end by 9 am so that the volunteers can maximize their time with environmental service projects at the Memorial and at Jonas Green Park. 

This is a “rain or shine event” and will only be delayed or cancelled if there are local thunder storms. 

Pre-registration for volunteers is required.  For more information please contact 410-897-9207, [email protected] or go to www.aacvc.org/SpecialEvents   

Blackwall Hitch

 

This 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance is supported by a grant from the Points of Light, helping millions of volunteers to change the world. www.pointsoflight.org

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