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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9/11 Commemorative Events in DC

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
As the nation remembers one of the worst attacks ever committed on American soil—the terrorist attacks on the World Trader Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001—the District, per usual, has a number of events planned to commemorate those who lost their lives.
This year, the D.C. region will honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 with events around D.C. and Virginia including Moments of Silence, memorial walks, a rally on the National Mall, and more. Here's what's going on:
National Day of Service
As we remember the tragedy of 9/11, people are encourage to volunteer for community service as part of the National Day of Service, which is organized by United We Serve. Information about how to get involved can be found here.
9/11 Honor Ride & Rally
Bikers and truckers from across the region will ride through D.C. to the National Mall for a rally "to honor our armed forces who fought those who precipitated this attack." The rally will meet at the National Mall between between 12th and 14th Street NW at 2 p.m. More info here.
Pentagon Memorial Services
The Pentagon Memorial, which commemorates the 184 people who lost their lives on 9/11/2001, will be open per usual, but there will be a special memorial service for the families of the victims tomorrow morning. Information about the Pentagon Memorial can be found here.
9/11 Unity Walk
The 9th annual 9/11 Unity Walk, which " brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths to learn to respect each other through a framework of experiential education, compassionate leadership and intentional service," will take start at 3935 Macomb Street NW at noon. Registration and details here.
Moment of Silence and Flags Across Arlington
There will be a moment of silence at the Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow at 9:37 a.m. to remember the victims of the attack on the Pentagon. Additionally, the county will hang American flags from overpasses and buildings for the annual "Flags Across Arlington" celebration.
9/11 Heroes Run
The 9/11 Heroes Run—organized by Travis Manion Foundation—will actually take place on Saturday, September 13, but will honor the victims of the September 11 attacks. The 5K run starts in Crystal City on 23rd Street, between S. Fern and S. Eads streets at 8:30 a.m. Registration and info here.

This post originally appeared in the DCist

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