GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.-- Around the nation millions gathered to remember all those who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Each year every name is read out loud. Each year we never forget. Now there is a movement to not only remember but to act.
This year the non-profit, Mission Continues, brought in more than 100 volunteers for a day of service at Second Harvest Heartland.
"It helps to remember in a positive light and not sit and dwell but to get out and do," Liz Skilbeck, who helped organize the event, said
The call to do good on the nation's worst day is gaining traction.
"I think more people are volunteering more than ever and helping their communities. I think that's a good thing," Brian Hart, a volunteer said.
Around the country thousands of other volunteer projects took place too. The wish is a simple move, like bagging food for the needy, will restore some hope.
"We get to seize back some control somewhat. We're not victims. I don't like that notion that we're victims from 9/11. Let's take it back," Lt. Col. Mark Weber, also a volunteer, said.
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