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Community and Regional Resilience Institute Co-Hosts 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit – Remembrance, Renewal, and Resilience

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) was co-host today to the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit – Remembrance, Renewal, and Resilience held at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The Summit told moving stories of American resilience through short documentaries that included:

  • BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience;
  • Rebuild:  The Reconstruction of Ground Zero;
  • Wounded Warriors’ Resilience;
  • Gulf Coast Resilience:  An American Tale; and several others.

The overwhelming consensus was honor the fallen, but build a more resilient nation in their name.

An evening dinner and awards ceremony included Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour among other speakers. Governor Barbour was also on hand to accept the first annual Community Resilience Award on behalf of the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast for their resilience following Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The summit concluded with a call to action for Americans and their communities to work towards greater resilient.

The summit was organized by the Center for National Policy and Voices of September 11th in cooperation with the Community and Regional Resilience Institute. For more information, visit www.Road2Resilience.org.