9/11 Day of Service

Each year, Points of Light commemorates 9/11 National Day of Service as part of an ongoing campaign to engage people in signature events that inspire, equip, and mobilize volunteers to give back to their communities.

There are nearly 5.5 million military caregivers in the United States -- hidden heroes serving in a role that receives little recognition and acknowledgement, despite the love and attention they give daily to their injured services members. Being a caregiver can affect an individual’s health, relationships and career, and many in this role face emotional, physical and mental challenges.

This year in remembrance of 9/11, Points of Light calls together its community of changemakers to take action and improve the lives of military caregivers in the United States through home beautification and revitalization projects.

Commemorate 9/11 National Day of Service


On September 11, 2017, people across the country will demonstrate the power of volunteer service as an effective mechanism for commemorating tragedy and triumph, bringing people together to build stronger, more resilient communities.

Volunteer in Your Community

Find opportunities to serve in your community on 9/11 Day. Visit All for Good.

Volunteer as a Family

Engage your children in your 9/11 Day service plans with these ideas from generationOn.

Marketing & Social Media Toolkit

Get graphics, sample messages and social media posts to share your 9/11 Day plans.



Honor a Military Caregiver


In advance of 9/11 Day, we invite our partners to nominate outstanding military caregivers for a Daily Point of Light Award. By recognizing the heroism and sacrifice of our military caregivers, we create stronger communities and provide opportunities for learning, reflection and continued inspiration.



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