Yesterday was a pretty emotional 10-year anniversary as Americans — and supporters around the world – remembered the tragic events of September 11, 2001. One of the most touching tributes we saw was the Decade of Thanks, a campaign organized by Do Something to expresses gratitude to emergency service workers.
Do Something’s team asked interested participants to text their thank you messages – then spent last night cruising around New York City, posting the messages on public building around the city. In all, they collected 4,000 messages of gratitude.
“Thank you for your service to our country. Gratitude goes not only for the big things, but the small things that go unnoticed. You are…forever a hero,” read one message from Winterville, Georgia.
Watching the video of the project at the Do Something website, it’s easy to feel the power that simple words of gratitude can have. Of course, other young people found their own way to pay tribute as well, such as one Connecticut teen who pledged to collect 50,000 pennies for the The National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
What do you think is the best way to pay tribute to 9/11? Did you and your family or friends mark the 10-year anniversary in any way?
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