Arlington to Hold Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony

  • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:30 a.m. at Courthouse Plaza
  • In recognition of 184 victims at the Pentagon
  • Open to the public

ARLINGTON, Va. --- Arlington County will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 184 victims who lost their lives at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The event is open to the public.

When:

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:30 a.m.

  • Moment of silence at 9:37 a.m.

Where:

Courthouse Plaza
2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA

  • On the plaza near the flagpole

What:

Join Sheriff Beth Arthur, Chief of Police M. Douglas Scott, and Fire Chief James Schwartz for a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m., in recognition of the 184 victims that lost their lives during the 2001 attack.  The moment of silence will be followed by the playing of “Taps,” and the lowering of the flag to half-staff. Arlington County’s Combined Color Guard, which is comprised of members from the Police Department, Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Office, will present the colors.

Getting there:

Courthouse Plaza is served by Metrorail (Orange line); Metrobus 38B, 4B, 4E; ART bus 41, 61, 62, 77; Capital Bikeshare, and Zipcar. View all transit options and real-time schedule information.

 

Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world -- including the Pentagon -- Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.

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