The American Legion Auxiliary at James R. Hickey Post 120 Auxiliary, 132 Cuyler St., Palmyra, will conduct Sept. 11 Day of Service and Remembrance activities from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9.
Post 120 recently received a $1,000 grant to conduct remembrance projects. Grant recipients must provide an additional $250 in cash or in-kind donations, making the project total $1,250.
Corporation for National and Community Service provides funding for the limited ALA grant program.
The Day of Service projects must benefit veterans, military and their families, and engage ALA members and community volunteers. Each project will involve 30 community and military/veteran members, and address one of five goals: community reintegration, employment, higher education, housing and community facility improvement or youth civics education.
Each service project must incorporate a reflection activity in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.
Post 120 will improve the efficiencies of its headquarters, fulfilling the community facility improvement requirement, by replacing current lighting with LED lights and installing water savers for toilets along with programmable thermostats. Volunteers will clean the kitchens and strip and wax the floors in the kitchen and dining hall.
A special service at 1 p.m. will commemorate and remember those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and honor the veterans and military personnel who rose in service to protect the country’s freedoms.
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