Through our Mission Serve initiative, ServiceNation seeks to establish Veterans Day as a day of service and celebration. By serving in honor of veterans and alongside military families, civilian communities can show their gratitude and respect for the men and women who serve in uniform. By creating a large-scale series of events centered on Veterans Day, ServiceNation is able to bring focus onto civilian-military integration, as well as the importance of volunteerism and community service for our nation.
On 11/11/11, ServiceNation: Mission Serve plans to organize eleven civilian-military service projects across the country to provide opportunities for the civilian and military communities to join together in service. In Washington, DC, ServiceNation is pleased to partner with Bank of America, Habitat for Humanity, and Blue Star Families for a signature project.
Habitat for Humanity’s Washington DC affiliate will host 50 volunteers from Bank of America and Blue Star Families to assist with their ongoing work in the neighborhood of Ivy City in Northeast DC. Volunteers will join Habitat crews in the construction of four new homes on the same street, part of a larger revitalization effort in the Ivy City neighborhood. ServiceNation is proud to join an ongoing Habitat for Humanity project that will allow the civilian and military communities to come together through shared service.
At this event, ServiceNation is also proud to present our third annual Mission Serve Award for Excellence in Civilian-Military Service to GEN Stanley McChrystal and Mrs. Patty Shinseki. Respectively, these great Americans represent decades of service as a military officer and as a military spouse. Together they serve as civilians as advisors to the First Lady's Joining Forces initiative. We are please to honor each of them for their service.