- September 11, 2016, is a national day of service
- Organizations host volunteer opportunities nationwide
- Charities take donations in honor of September 11 victims
(CNN) In the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the United States revealed its true colors. The stunned nation came together as a resolute community. Political rancor, sports rivalries, even road rage all subsided. And above all, a spirit of service took hold as people pitched in to do whatever they could to help the country heal.