The Montclair State community gathered in volunteerism to mark September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Through the efforts of the Center for Community Engagement and the Volunteer Center, an average of 350 students, faculty, alumni, AmeriCorps members and local community members have served each year on campus and in the surrounding community, contributing more than 10,000 volunteer hours. On the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, this year’s Day of Service took on special significance.
“This is the University’s 12th Annual 9/11 National Day of Service and many of our students, especially freshmen and sophomores, were not even alive on that tragic day and many were only a couple of years old,” said Center for Community Engagement Director Bryan Murdock. “Providing students an opportunity to serve our communities on this Day of Remembrance helps reinforce the historic meaning of this day and the tremendous sacrifice made by first responders and the importance that public service plays in our country.”