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Day of Service
St. Anselm focuses on building community in a post-9/11 world
Warren Medeiros of Villa Augustina School helps St. Anselm student Gabriella Tellez of Vermont dismantle a picnic table while student Greg Colputts, left, tackles his part of the job. (SUSAN CLARK/Union Leader Correspondent)
"The boy sitting next to me in class lost his father that day. His dad was in one of the planes that crashed," said Robinson. "One of my substitute teachers worked at Logan Airport, and the terrorists walked right by her going onto the plane. She had no idea he was a terrorist until afterward. She has not been on a plane since."
On Saturday, about 220 people took part in the 2013 Day of Service, with about 170 volunteering to do community service work at 21 locations.
Robinson said her generation has grown up knowing evil in the world.
"Today is about celebrating our freedom as Americans," Robinson said. "It is not just what happened on 9/11 that matters, but the days after when the whole country came together, and how it still comes together in times just like this. We are building a community after 9/11."
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