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20TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF COMMEMORATION
Join us throughout the year as we reflect, honor & commemorate through monthly initiatives

November Initiative

  • Blue Star Families
  • Sign the Thank You card for Veterans
  • Blue Star Families logo
    For our November initiative we look to honor and thank the men and women of the military for their services. Come From Away continues its partnership with Blue Star Families, the nation's largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve military readiness. Its distinctive approach builds stronger communities around military families through knowledge and programs that address the unique needs of those who serve.
  • Blue Star Families’ nationally recognized surveys and analysis give military families an important voice that informs policymakers and its military family programs. It uses the power of its collective resources and cross-sector collaborations to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of members of military families to strengthen the troops, their families, and our nation as a whole.
  • There is no better time than Veterans Day to recognize that our freedom isn’t guaranteed. It’s protected by the men and women in our Armed Services. Please sign Blue Star Families' virtual card to thank a Veteran for their service this Veterans Day. Show your support today.

Ongoing Activity

  • Day of Service
  • As we do each year, Come From Away joined 911DayofService.org in their ongoing mission to transform the anniversary of 9/11 into a worldwide day of unity and doing good, and to encourage millions of people to remember and pay tribute through good deeds.
  • “Prayer” Livestream Performance
    The Broadway company performed “Prayer” at the NYC meal packing event on September 11, 2021.
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  • Click here to learn more about Day of Service volunteer opportunities in your area.
  • UNTOLD STORIES
  • The kindness shown in Newfoundland in 2001 spans much further than just the remarkable true stories told in Come From Away.
  • This untold Come From Away story comes from Sheldon Kirby — filmed live at Gander International Airport on September 10, 2021.
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  • This untold story comes from Karen Voskanian, filmed live at Gander International Airport on September 10, 2021.
  • Thumbnail of Karen Voskanian's story
  • This untold Come From Away story comes from Dawn Baker — filmed live at Gander International Airport on September 10, 2021.
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  • Have a story to share? Click here to get in touch with us.
  • PAY IT FORWARD
  • Join Kevin T’s ripple effect by performing 3 acts of kindness in and around your community. Then, pay it forward by inspiring others to do the same. Join Kevin’s mission to reach 20,000 good deeds in honor of the 20th anniversary.
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Past Activity

October 2021

  • The Daffodil Project
  • The Daffodil Project is the largest volunteer effort in the city’s history.
  • In 2001, The Daffodil Project launched as a living memorial in remembrance of the victims of 9/11. This fall marks the project’s 20th anniversary and an opportunity for healing, resilience, and recovery for the city as this year’s project memorializes the victims of 9/11 as well as the victims of COVID-19.
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New Yorkers for Parks, and COME FROM AWAY have partnered to present the “Daffodil Project Community Planting” on October 22, 2021 at North Oculus Plaza from 12:00 pm to 2:00pm on the World Trade Center campus. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, all members of the public are welcomed to participate in planting daffodil bulbs that will bloom next spring on campus. Click here to learn more.
Logos for The Daffodil Project, World Trade Center, and Port Authority

September 2021

  • Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • On September 10, we came together to honor what was lost and commemorate what we found. Thank you to all who came from away as we shared Come From Away: In Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, presented by Ford's Theatre, and marked the beginning of the 20th Anniversary Year of Commemoration with us.
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