Los Angeles, CA: More than 200 people joined the Muslim Public Affairs Council in honoring the service and bravery of first responders at “One Nation, One Voice,”
a forum and day committed to service projects commemorating the 10th
anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, Sept. 10. They represented several organizations including Muslim Public Affairs Council, Council of Pakistan American Affairs (COPAA), ISCS, Uplift, Ummah Community Clinic, American Muslim Health Professionals, American Muslim Women's Empowerment Council, the Guiboard Center and Religion Inside Out.
Joining MPAC for Saturday’s event at the Islamic Center of Southern California was Muslim American Kevin James, a former New York firefighter, who was at Ground Zero on that fateful day. James talked about working at the site, and that it is a day he will never forget. However, through that tragedy, James said we have to continue to build upon our diversity and unify.
“It's about finding common ground. Even before we're Muslims, we're human beings," said James, adding that the sacrifice made by first responders is important. "Remember your first responders in a meaningful way, every day, not just on the anniversary of 9/11.”