Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 9, 2014
September 9, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #7

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance - September 11, 2014


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating September 11, 2014, as "September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

This Proclamation was requested by Patti Durham, VetCorps Prevention Coordinator, Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition.

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit, My Good Deed, with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations.

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country.

For the anniversary, the Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition and VetCorps AmeriCorps*VISTA  are working alongside numerous other organizations to implement one of the largest days of charitable service in U.S. history.

Patti Durham; Joshua Durham, 7th Grade National Junior Honor Society, State College of Florida Collegiate School; and Frank McGuckin, Bradenton resident, who was stationed at the NYC Command Center on September 11th, will be present to accept the Proclamation.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance - 090914.pdf