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Service abounds in Kanab on National Day of Service

Mason Barber and Grace Barkdull help improve the Bunting Trail during the National Day of Service on September 11. Photo by Harry Barber.

The two stakes in Kanab, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized an activity to participate in the National Day of Service on September 11, 2021.

Participants met at the Kanab Stake Center in downtown Kanab, at 8 a.m., Saturday morning and were organized in groups to help with different projects that had been organized previously.

Some of those projects included cutting wood for the elderly and widows, clearing trees and shrubbery from driveways, trail cleanup and many others.

On April 21, 2009, Congress passed Public Law 111-13, which designates Patriot Day September 11, to be observed and recognized as a “National Day of Service and Remembrance.” It is to be used as a day to honor those that were killed on September 11, and to honor the first responders through acts of service.

These local church organizations found meaningful projects to provide those who were willing and able, the opportunity to serve.

“It was an amazing opportunity to get out and serve alongside people I had never met,” said Dan McClendon, President of the Kanab, Utah Kaibab Stake. “Service creates a lasting bond no matter what background we may come from. I was blown away by how many people showed up to offer service to their neighbors.”