9/11: A North Texas Response


Exactly 12 years ago today, life in America changed forever. The 9/11 attacks on the United States were devastating, heartbreaking and simply unbelievable. However, every dark cloud has a silver lining. That silver lining was the response of countless communities across the country that rallied together to help rebuild and strengthen the nation. One local organization has been doing their part to honor the lives lost while changing the lives of others.

Every year since on 9/11, the Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT) have brought together hundreds of volunteers to make a positive impact in the DFW community. Billed as a day of service, Freedom Day is the vision of EFNT and their member companies who work to transform tragedy into triumph. On the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, more than 700 volunteers will work side by side to renovate the William H. Atwell Middle School/Law Academy. At the same time, the middle school students will visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Our team produced a film about Freedom Day that recalls the tragedy of 9/11 while highlighting the community response led by EFNT. The film is being used as an educational tool to inform the Atwell students about the impact 9/11 had on the country and their community. Additionally, the film will serve to inspire the students to be active and make a difference in their communities.

Not only was our team honored to produce the Freedom Day film, but we’re also happy to volunteer alongside 700+ businessmen and women. On this 9/11, we remember those who lost their lives, the brave first responders and also the service men and women who sprung into action on that fateful day. Today, we are doing our part to ensure that their efforts were not in vain.

“For us, it is important to give back to the city and community that has given us so much.”–Shezad Manjee, Hakim Sons Films Founder