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Good Will to All, With a Side of Soft-Serve –

Good Will to All, With a Side of Soft-Serve – Inside, though, this Dairy Queen seems different from the 5,000 others lighting up the country’s summer nights. It has the standard freezer filled with Dilly Bars, and the black-and-white photographs evoking a past that includes the first Dairy Queen, in prison-centric Joliet, Ill., in 1940. But plaques and letters and children’s handwritten notes cover nearly every inch of available wall, all praising someone clearly without Pennsylvania Dutch roots; someone named Hamid.

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9/11 Walks | A Simple Act of Hope and Courage

9/11 Walks | A Simple Act of Hope and Courage. Honor the countless victims of 9/11 and its aftermath with a simple act of hope and courage: Walk and talk kindly with neighbors and strangers, in celebration of our common humanity and in defiance of fear, misunderstanding and hatred.  Wouldn’t it be great if 9/11 became a day to reach over boundaries to connect with ‘the other’, the way Martin Luther King Day has become a day for community service?  It only takes a few people from one group or congregation to join a few from another to create a…

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NY Neighbors 9/11 – Calendar of Events

NY Neighbors 9/11. As the tenth anniversary of September 11th approaches, New Yorkers are looking for meaningful ways to commemorate the day. Across the City, groups are organizing events that reflect efforts to mourn their losses, honor sacrifices and continue to build a stronger city. As you browse this site, notice that the events are as diverse, vibrant and representative of the myriad backgrounds and perspectives as New York itself.

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