Alexandria Holding 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Pentagon 9/11

City of Alexandria Hosts 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Alexandria, Virginia invites the public to a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked commercial airliners to strike targets in the United States including the nearby Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks.

The hour-long event, to be held on Saturday, September 10, at 5 p.m. in Market Square (301 King St.), will pay tribute to those who responded without fear, acted without hesitation, and gave their lives to save others.

The ceremony will feature remarks from Mayor Allison Silberberg and representatives from the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Office. The tribute will include the “Return to Quarters” bell-ringing ceremony and musical performances by the award-winning Alexandria Harmonizers and the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums. The program is FREE and will be held rain or shine.

For more information, please contact the Office of Special Events at 703.746.5418, or call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.

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