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From Tragedy to Triumph

September 14, 2009

Freedom Day 1

Last Friday marked the eighth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. While our hearts were heavy with the memories of that day, we planned to turn tragedy into triumph by participating in the National Day of Service.

Our team spent the day at the Dallas Fire & Rescue facilities as part of Freedom Day, a service project coordinated by Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas.

We had the privilege of serving the firefighters of Dallas by beautifying their campus. While some volunteer teams painted walls, cleaned blinds or replaced ceiling tiles, others – like ours – landscaped. We pulled weeds, trimmed hedges, planted bushes, spread granite and mulched plant beds. And in the midst of it all, worked together as a team.

By the end of the day, we were grimy. Our white t-shirts had taken on brownish hues. And we knew our muscles would protest the following day. But, we were glad to know that we had made a difference for those who serve and protect us daily, even when we may not realize it.

To be a part of something so positive that came out of something so tragic was an invigorating experience, and it is an event we plan on being a part of for many years.

Did you participate in any type of service project on 9/11? If so, share your story with us.

Freedom Day 2

Freedom Day 3

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