Stimson 8th-graders Luke Decker, Owen Bonvicin, and David Teixeira recently volunteered on September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with 911day.org and The Mission Continues at the Intrepid in Manhattan. The trio spent the day aiding the mission to pack 700,000 meals for families around New York City in remembrance of 9/11.
Luke, Owen and David did a great service on this day where they were assigned the task to redirect upon arrival volunteers, media, MVPs and guests. They were set up front and center so that as soon as people arrived, our students were ready to send them where they needed to be. The day’s highlights included redirecting MVP security cars and seeing former FLOTUS arriving in the distance.
“It was a great thing to be helpful to those in need and it’s important to be thankful for those who served,” shared Owen. All three of these Stimson students encourage peers their age to volunteer in honor of 9/11 each year. David’s mother, Alexandra Teixeira, is an employee at BAE Systems where the company is dedicated to “protect those who protect us” and looks for ways to give back. This annual initiative by 9/11 Day and The Mission Continues was the perfect opportunity to get our students involved.
9/11 Day is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that created and annually organizes the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance as a permanent tribute to those killed and injured on 9/11, and to the many brave individuals who rose in service in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Their ongoing mission is to transform the annual remembrance of September 11th into a worldwide day of unity and doing good, and to encourage millions of people to remember and pay tribute each year through good deeds that help others and rekindle the extraordinary spirit of togetherness and compassion that arose in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy.
We are so grateful for our district’s students who promote such kindness, unity, and look for ways to honor and support our brave first responders and our country.