Today is September 11, a day which rocked this country 14 years ago. The GW women's water polo team, though just small children in 2001, wanted to find a way to commemorate it.
The Colonials proved they are champions in our community by finding a way to give back just a week after returning to campus. As part of a larger project called A Million Thanks
, the team sacrificed its Labor Day holiday by writing letters of appreciation to the servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed so much for this country.
"To come together as a group and say thank you to the people who serve or have served our country was amazing for all of us," said graduate student Mikaela Pyrch. "A more rewarding day could not be found."
The letter-writing project was only the beginning for the women's water polo squad, as Pyrch said she and her teammates plan to remain active in the community throughout the 2015-16 academic year.
"As a competitive team at GW we have come to take to heart how crucial community support is," she said. "It is our goal and we want to give back and show as much appreciation for our community this year as possible."