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NEW YORK –is asking Americans to volunteer on , making this year's anniversary of the terror attacks the first of Service and Remembrance, organizers announced Thursday.
"Our ultimate goal is to leave a positive legacy that honors the victims and those who rose in service," said David Paine, the president of MyGoodDeed, one of the organizations responsible for the event.
"We hope to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the terrorist attacks," he told a news conference near the site of the World Trade Center.
Paine joined other members of the 9/11 community to unveil a national campaign to build support for the privately funded effort. They urged volunteers to use a Web site launched Thursday that shares service projects and opportunities throughout the country.
Volunteers may choose any kind of activity, from working in a Harlem community garden and mentoring school children to performing music.
Organizers said they hope the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2011 will mark the single largest day of service in U.S. history.