Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hillary To Keynote 9/11 National Day Of Service Celebration

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will keynote the evening commemoration of September 11 as an annually observed National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The commemoration, which will be attended by hundreds of September 11 family members, will take place at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York on September 1, at 5:30 PM New York time.

Clinton, who was a U.S. senator from New York on September 11, 2001, will bring her extensive knowledge of those events and will talk about the power of volunteerism. A limited number of tickets are still available for the 9/11 community and general public.

MyGoodDeed and ServiceNation, a coalition of more than 200 national and volunteer service organizations, are co-hosting the event. The Corporation for National and Community Service and the September 11 Memorial & Museum also are supporting the event, which will include appearances by top entertainers.

New York Governor David Paterson also will address the event as will U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). Award-winning actor Gary Sinise and late-night talk-show host Jimmy Fallon, both longstanding supporters of the September 11 community, also will appear. The audience will be treated to live performances by singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, the Harlem Boys and Girls Club Choir, Grammy Award winners The Roots, 2009 MTV Video Music Award nominee Anjulie, and Five for Fighting's lead singer John Ondrasik.

Members of the public who are interested in attending the event can register for tickets at Tickets may not be sold or transferred to others, and a government-issued photo ID matching registered names with ticket holders will be required at the door.

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