FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6th, 2012 12:14 pm.
Contact: Cathy Santos, National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated
September 11th, 2012 marks our third year for celebrating those lives lost at the World Trade Centers in New York City. Our nation is being urged to honor that tragedy in our cities and neighborhoods throughout the country. April 21st, 2009, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance were enacted by President Barack Obama and are being observed and celebrated throughout the country. The National Alliance of Women Veterans Incorporated, a Philadelphia-based organization has participated in community activities in honor of this observance throughout the city of Philadelphia.
The National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated is concerned about “the state of our communities” since the attack on our country in September 11th, 2001. Since the attacks on the World Trade Center, this country has been alerted to the vulnerability of our existence as Americans. The security once felt has been agitated by our government’s need to fight “terror” and has changed the way we now live in many ways.
On a national level, our governments and cabinet members have been extremely involved in drafting legislation and policies to support the fight on terror. However, we need to express the impact this fight has on our citizens and communities. Philadelphia is directly addressing the fight on terror and has among the many agencies the Homeland Security Department and other federal entities to defend against any threats to our city.
NAWV, Inc. hopes to educate and empower communities to ensure that those with limited resources has an ability to protect and defend themselves; Red Cross, Salvation Army and other local organizations and NGOs are equipped to provide training and support in the event of any unfortunate situation. Community leaders and organizations are urged to become involved in the effort for educating and empowering Americans who reside in the communities of Philadelphia.
CPR, Survival and Emergency Preparedness are skills being taught throughout the city led by many organizations. Where we are Post-9-11 and what can we do to ensure safety and survival for the residents of Philadelphia?
On September 11, 2012, we are hosting a discussion, networking event to talk about the grassroots activities on the issues related to Post-9-11. We want to highlight the following issues:
· Our returning military and their families who live among us
· The Training and education of our communities
· Where are our strengths and weaknesses at the community levels
· Volunteerism and community service
· First Responders and Military Impact on Community
SMART POWER, DIPLOMACY, DEVELOPMENT & DEFENSE - PA VETERANS FOR SMART POWER
The National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated comprises present and past military individuals with vast knowledge and resources in many disciplines and fields; to include being trained and certified as Nuclear and Security Experts during an October 10th, 2010 summit by our nation’s highest level Defense and Security Experts. We desire to spotlight our military in our community’s effort for providing at the local, grassroots levels for educating and training the residents of our urban communities. We have given over 50 Presidential Volunteer Community Service Awards for over 300,000 hours of service and held various forums, roundtables and honoring ceremonies for our community, military and supporters.
We are seeking participants as volunteers for our Planning Committee; and sponsors at every level. Anyone who desires to support this agenda may contact Cathy Santos at 215-834-4228 or email: email@example.com
The National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated is a 501 c3 tax exempt nonprofit public charity. Please support our military and veterans; any contributions or donations are tax-deductible. Contributions statements are provided upon requests; please consider an online donation at www.nawvphilly.webs.com.
By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2009, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with other ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. BARACK OBAMA
When & Where
2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance
The 2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance is established for the purpose of this annual event in observance of the lives loss in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
This collaboration is with the National Alliance of Women Veterans, Inc; and PA Veterans for Smart Power and others to be named in the future.
For information, please contact 215 834 4228; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org