Beyond 9/11: Operation Enduring Service

Platoons from all 5 New York City boroughs and New Jersey on Ellis Island

The Mission Continues is launching Beyond 9/11: Operation Enduring Service, a campaign marking the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, and kicking off the next 20 years of a veteran-led service in our country.

In the 20 years since 9/11, veterans have continued to step up. They’ve worked to improve under-resourced communities, responded to natural disasters, tackled food insecurity and vaccinations during COVID and advocated for the rights of others in the halls of Congress. 

Through service, they created connections and relationships that deepened their sense of belonging and purpose, and most importantly, were empowered to continue their impact by choosing service over self. 

So we’re kicking off the next 20 years of service—starting this summer, with service projects in five cities across the country, and thought leadership events, and we want you to join us.

This program is made possible in part by an NFL-BWF Salute to Service partnership “Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community”

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Join Us


We’re gathering in a few ways this year in cities across the country—come out and serve, or attend one of our virtual or in-person thought leadership conversations.

Service Projects


Make an impact at one of our 20th Anniversary Signature Service Projects at five cities across the country from July through November—or find a project near you!

Virtual Conversation Series


Join one of our national conversations, in partnership with NationSwell, to explore and highlight veterans’ leadership role in continued service. These events will take place from July-November. Stay tuned for more details!


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September 11th set my life on a course of service around the world. From deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan to the street of NYC, the events of 9/11 showed me an American spirit of unity and tenacity to come together to solve our collective problems. That spirit inspires me to continue to serve. I am excited to continue contributing that spirit of camaraderie and unity to my community.

Daniel Perez, Marine Veteran

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