Staff editorial: Serving on Sept. 11

The Hatchet’s Editorial Board calls on freshmen to take part in this year’s Freshman Day of Service.

As the nation marks the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11, GW students, especially freshmen, can commemorate the day by participating in acts of community service. The second Freshman Day of Service provides new Colonials with the opportunity to give back, and freshmen should take this chance to participate and contribute to this notable effort.

During last year’s Freshman Day of Service, the University announced that first lady Michelle Obama had challenged GW students, faculty and administrators to perform 100,000 hours of community service before May. If the school succeeded, she would speak at the Class of 2010’s Commencement Ceremony. While GW surpassed that goal by achieving 106,945 hours – and the first lady did indeed speak on graduation day – last year’s momentum should not stop with the success of the Obama Service Challenge.

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