The Mission Continues Honors Veterans, Slated for Service Project and Fireside Chat in DC

Share Article

Veterans will lead a signature service project ahead of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 6 in Washington, D.C. A fireside chat featuring Denis McDonough, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be held to explore and discuss the power of veterans to bring people together and initiatives as they face unique challenges of modern leadership.

Veteran volunteer commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11

In the two decades since 9/11, veterans have continued to step up and serve their country, creating connections and relationships that have deepened their sense of belonging and purpose through The Mission Continues.

To honor their commitment to service and the 20th anniversary of 9/11, The Mission Continues launched Operation Enduring Service, a year-long campaign in which veterans will lead and support signature service efforts across the country. The next and final signature service project is slated ahead of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 6 in the Washington, D.C. area. A fireside chat featuring Denis McDonough, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will also be held to explore and discuss the power of veterans to bring people together across divides and initiatives to prepare and support veterans as they face unique challenges of modern leadership.

Led by Army veteran David DuBois, D.C. Platoon Leader for The Mission Continues, veterans and volunteers will update a 9/11 memorial honoring two victims of Flight 77 with a new plaque, hold a wreath laying ceremony to honor those who have fallen, build benches, garden beds, and a pergola at the University of the District of Columbia Community College-Bertie Backus Campus community garden.

“On that day, my life was changed just like everyone else’s across the United States and the globe,” said DuBois. “It's my passion to help veterans, who I know have sacrificed greater than I did, that makes me want to continue to serve. I think about those folks who are still struggling with the outcome of 9/11, those soldiers who served and have now been injured. I am blessed that I'm here to be able to still serve and help other veterans.”

In the two decades since 9/11, veterans have continued to step up and serve their country, creating connections and relationships that have deepened their sense of belonging and purpose through The Mission Continues. Throughout the year until Veteran's Day, veterans have deployed in support for more than 80 projects in communities all across the country.

“The Mission Continues is eager to recognize those who have put service above themselves since 9/11,” said Mary Beth Bruggeman, President, The Mission Continues. “This is a natural and necessary continuation of service for our veterans, who are doing what they do best, by going where they are needed most: volunteering in communities, responding to natural disasters, and—throughout the COVID-19 pandemic—tackling food insecurity.”

The Beyond 9/11: Operation Enduring Service campaign is made possible with support from the following partners: NFL- BWF Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community grant, Raytheon Technologies, Starbucks, BAE Systems, Inc. and CarMax.

For more information about registering to volunteer and to hear real stories about these veterans, please visit: https://www.missioncontinues.org/enduringservice/.

About The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues is a national veterans organization dedicated to the empowerment of veterans as community-based leaders. We invest in veterans and under-resourced communities, developing new skill sets and equipping a growing veteran volunteer movement with the tools to drive positive change. We deploy veteran volunteers in more than 40 cities nationwide alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, increase access to parks and green spaces, foster neighborhood identity, and more.

Through this unique service model, veterans are provided opportunities for connection and personal growth while generating visible community impact. This work is made possible through the generous contributions of our mission partners: A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, The Bob Woodruff Foundation & the NFL, Raytheon Technologies, Starbucks, BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, and CarMax.

To learn more, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter at @missioncontinue.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Keith Thomas
The Mission Continues
Like >
Visit website