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Help Feed the Hungry During National Day of Service on 9/11 Anniversary Havriusieva (Licensed by The Zebra Press)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is not only a day to remember but a day to help others. The federal government recognizes each Patriot Day as a national day of service.

In the Washington DC area, the nonprofit 9/11 Day is partnering with U.S. Hunger to feed the hungry by packing meals the Washington DC Meal Pack. This is just one of the 20 million good deeds that 9/11 Day wants to achieve. The deeds, according to a press release, are meant to “honor and remember 9/11 victims, first responders and others, as well as build unity and goodwill across our nation.”

Wave the Flag Sept. 7, Participate in Nationwide Event in Remembrance of 9/11

Alexandrians can participate by driving to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW on Saturday, Sept. 11. Meals will be packed in two-hour shifts beginning at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Two Hundred Thousand meals are expected to be packed that day.

To register and view available time slots, click HERE.

Note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate. Masks must be warn at all times. Children over 12 can help but must register individually and provide proof of vaccination as well.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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