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by Sherrell Alexander, Executive Director

ALBANY, GA- In the United States, Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.

Girls Inc. of Albany, GA will honor the victims in their own special way by placing American flags on the lawns of both the Park Place and East campuses.

“We strive to keep girls informed of current events and how holidays like Patriot Day affect their lives,” states Sherrell Alexander, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Albany. “Although many of our girls were very young or not even born during the time of the terrorist attacks, this is an important part of American history and we wish to do our part to educate our girls about this day.

The girls will place the flags on the lawns on Monday, September 9, 2013 and they will remain standing for the month of September. For more information about Girls Inc.’s. recognition of Patriot Day, call 229-435-1987.

About Girls Inc. of Albany, GA Affiliate

Girls Inc. of Albany, Ga., was established nearly 40 years ago and is an affiliate of the country’s oldest girls-centric organization, which inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Girls Inc. of Albany was established meet the needs of the community through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, social and economic barriers. Girls Inc. of Albany, GA delivers all eight of the Girls Inc. life-changing programs: Girls Inc. Economic Literacy®, Girls Inc. Friendly PEERsuasion®, Girls Inc. Leadership and Community ActionSM, Girls Inc. Operation SMART® (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Girls Inc. Media Literacy®, Girls Inc. Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy®, Girls Inc. Project BOLD®, and
Girls Inc. Sporting Chance®.
Girls Inc. of Albany has a 100 percent high school graduation rate, with many girl members going on to post-secondary educational institutions. The organization is a leader in teen pregnancy prevention as well as underage drinking and drug abuse prevention. Most recently, Girls Inc. of Albany was honored as a White House Champion of Change for its work in substance abuse prevention. Girls Inc. of Albany is the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Nonprofit of the Year.

For more information about Girls Inc. programs and the Girls Inc. network, contact Sherrell Alexander at 229-435-1897 or visit www.girlsinc.org.
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