This morning, the Board of County Supervisors hosted a service to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. During this moving ceremony, we paid tribute to the 22 Prince William residents and thousands of others we lost on that day, a day which forever changed our county, our commonwealth, and our country.
In the days, weeks and, months that followed, our nation pulled together as never before, as millions of Americans asked, “How can I help?” It is in that spirit that 9/11 Day has become known as a day of service; a meaningful way to honor the fallen and their families, as well as those brave first responders who continue to pay a price for their heroism.
Prince William Conservation Alliance is still seeking volunteers (both on land and in water) for the Occoquan River Cleanup: https://occoq.org/cleanup.91121. You can also explore the Volunteer Prince William for other ways to give back, searching by organization type, family-friendly activities, skills needed and more.
May we continue to pull together as a community and a nation, turning tragedy into triumph and striving to embody the resilient hope we need to forge onward.