How to Honor First Responders On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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In the wake of 9/11, first responders were heroes. They rushed into buildings to save lives and help people in need. For 20 years, we’ve been honoring them on September 11th for all that they did. This year is no different. The Reichert Mortgage Team has made it our mission to highlight the brave members of the Colorado Springs community through community highlights. In remembrance of the tragic events of September 11th, we see it as essential to pay tribute to the first responders who risked and gave their lives to help others. 

September 11th does not only signify a time of remembrance, but also a time of unity. With the memories of 20 years ago fading into history, our pledge as a nation to never forget has taken on a new meaning. Many set aside time to honor the tragic events but are unsure how. If you are wondering how you can continue to pay tribute to the first responders who bravely risked their lives, here are some ways to do so in your community. 

Donate to a First Responders Charity

While most of what was destroyed has been rebuilt over the past 20 years since 9/11, there is a lasting loss that can never be regained. Many first responders gave their lives in the effort to save others which left many families with the heartbreaking loss of their loved ones. In the wake of this umingable loss, many charities have been created to support the families of fallen first responders. Any donation, whether big or small, will go towards helping those who were greatly impacted by the events of 9/11. Charities have also been founded to support first responders on a local level; many of these charities are on a mission to provide funds to those who are wounded on the job. Donating to first responders in your community is a great opportunity to pay tribute to the brave service members throughout our country.   

Serve Your Community

First responders are a shining example of what it means to serve one’s community. To pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate price while serving their community on September 11th, try finding a way to serve in your community. This can be done in a variety of different ways as every community has different needs. From picking up trash in a local park to volunteering at a food bank, you can join with the first responders throughout our country to lend a helping hand.  

Support Wounded First Responder Legislation

Many first responders were injured during their efforts to save lives on September 11th. Since then, first responders throughout our country and in our communities have sustained injuries while helping those in need. These injuries have left many brave service members unable to do their jobs as they recover resulting in financial hardship. Supporting legislation in your community to help wounded first responders will ensure that those who have sacrificed their wellbeing for others are taken care of. Honoring first responders should not only be done on 9/11, but instead in our everyday actions – including how we vote. 

Express Your Gratitude

Many first responders are unsung heroes who go without appreciation in their communities. As you work to pay tribute to the 9/11 first responders, remember those in your community who also risk their lives daily for others. When you see a first responder in your community, whether they are a neighbor, friend, or stranger, give them your gratitude through a quick “thank you” or a small act of kindness. First responders are the backbone of our communities and deserve appreciation.

Honor First Responders With Reichert Mortgage Team

As we remember 9/11, it is important to honor those who bravely faced the horrific aftermath of the attacks to help others. Because of the actions of the brave man and woman who served as first responders, many lives were saved. As a mortgage broker in Colorado Springs, the Reichert Mortgage Team invites our fellow community members to take part in honoring first responders throughout the month of September.  If you are interested in learning more about the heroes in our community, visit our blog to read our posts that honor different service members in Colorado Springs.  

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