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The First Family Pays Tribute to 9-11 Victims by Joining a Service Project

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The Obamas prepared food for those in need at DC Central Kitchen
President Barack Obama and daughter Malia Obama participate in a service project at DC Kitchen

President Barack Obama and daughter Malia Obama participate in a service project to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance at DC Central Kitchen near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

To honor those we lost in the worst attack ever on our soil, September 11th has been designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and like many Americans across the country this weekend, the First Family paid their respects by joining a service project. The Obamas prepared food for those in need at DC Central Kitchen, an organization that turns leftover food into meals for thousands of at-risk individuals while offering nationally recognized culinary job training to formerly homeless and hungry adults, which is located near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

In a recent weekly address, President Obama called on the American people  to come together in the spirit of service and remembrance for the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  Even the smallest actions can demonstrate that our sense of common purpose is just as strong today as it was ten years ago. 

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha Obama participate in a service event  at DC Central Kitchen

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha Obama participate in a service event preparing food at DC Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)