9/11 “Day of Service”

Received this in my inbox:

I am writing to let you know about the first ever 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Commemoration and Tribute event.  The commemoration, which will be attended by hundreds of September 11 family members, will take place at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York on Friday, September 11, at 5:30 pm ET.

MyGoodDeed and ServiceNation are co-hosting the event, with support from The Corporation for National and Community Service and the National September 11th Memorial & Museum. The program will include appearances by members of the 9/11 family and service communities and top political figures and entertainers, such as:

  • Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton [keynote speaker]
  • New York Governor, David Paterson
  • New York Senator, Charles Schumer
  • Actor and Late Night host, Jimmy Fallon
  • Actor and 9/11 National Day of Service supporter, Gary Sinise
  • Platinum Singer/Songwriter, Gavin DeGraw
  • The Harlem Boys and Girls Club Choir
  • Grammy Award Winning Musical Group, The Roots
  • MTV Video Music Award nominated Singer, Anjulie
  • Singer, John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting
  • More, to be announced

We’d love for you to help us get the word out about this event and the 9/11 Day of Service. Please let me know if you need any details for your blog. For more information on the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance initiative, visitwww.911dayofservice.org.

First, I can’t stand the name and I don’t like how remembrance of those we lost in 9/11 is being convluted with serving the government. Unless “service” is in reference to the government actually doing IT’S JOB, which is serving us, the people, the voters.

I’m a bit shocked to see Gary Sinise on there; he’s a <fingers>Hollywood conservative</fingers> which is something like a two-headed calf. Also I believe the Five for Fighting dude is a conservative; I know he did an interview with Huckabee some time back.

So what – Rudy Giuliani isn’t speaking but David Paterson is, even after his hurtful comments in which he invoked the race card?

I know, you can never plan something that all people will like but I think more of an effort could be made to make this a truly bi-partisan event and perhaps attract more support.