Maroon Volunteer Center sets 9/11 'I WILL' events

In tribute to all of those who were lost, and the tens of thousands who rose in service, Sept. 11 has been designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

As the country marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Maroon Volunteer Center has partnered with Volunteer Starkville to organize a number of events in support of the 9/11 I WILL Tribute campaign, and is encouraging students, faculty, staff and members of the community to pledge a good deed of service, participate in a charitable activity, or make other plans to honor 9/11 victims, survivors, and those that rose in service in response to the attacks.

Special opportunities to remember and to serve include:

Tuesday, Sept. 6-Friday, Sept. 9 - Join the 9/11 Tribute and Make a Pledge

In support of the 9/11 "I WILL" campaign, pledge cards will be distributed throughout campus and the Starkville community. These cards will allow community and campus members to pledge their SERVICE to STATE and to their COUNTRY in support of 9/11 victims and heroes. These cards will be collected at various drop-off locations and results will be submitted to the National 9/11 Tribute Website, Volunteers will be needed on Tuesday and Friday to collect and organize the responses.

Additional cards will be available at the Maroon Volunteer Center in 306 South Hall. To volunteer for the pledge card drive, click the volunteer now button.

Thursday, Sept. 8 - 9/11 I WILL Tribute Video Booth

In support of the "I WILL" campaign, Tribute booths will be set up on the MSU Drill Field and one community location (TBD) to allow campus and community members to tell their story and offer their tribute on camera. Booths will begin filming at approximately 10:30 a.m. Tributes will be caught in short 20 second video format, compiled, and posted to the 9/11 Tribute Movement. T-shirt will be given to the first 50 tributes. Volunteer are needed to organize the booths (t-shirts will be given to volunteers) please click the volunteer now button to help.

Friday, Sept. 9 - East Oktibbeha 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Balloon Release

Volunteer with us for the 2nd Annual East Oktibbeha Memorial Ceremony and Balloon Release. Volunteers will be meeting outside the front entrance of South Hall at 8:30 a.m. to carpool out to East Oktibbeha. Volunteers will organize materials for the ceremony. (Volunteer shift is from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.) (Special thanks to East Oktibbeha Elementary and the Starkville Fire Department.

Sunday, Sept. 11 - 9/11 Ceremony at Fire Station One, Starkville

Join us at the Starkville Fire Station One for a 9/11 Tribute to all those locally that serve our nation on a daily basis, as well as those victims and heroes of 9/11. All community and campus members are all welcome to participate. The ceremony will kick off at 2 p.m.

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