Helping Hands Day is a tradition that started at Mount Vernon in response to the terrorist attacks on the United States and its citizens on September 11, 2001. Approximately 2,977 innocent civilians were killed. Our response as a community every year since that day has been to do something productive; to help others. As we travel beyond the campuses, please keep this spirit in mind and share it with our students. All of them were born afterwards and have no memory of this day. We will remember.