Board of Supervisors to Dedicate 9/11 Memorial Grove Garden
Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010
Month XX, 2003
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to
Dedicate 9/11 Memorial Grove Garden
On Monday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m., the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County Tree Commission will dedicate the county’s 9/11 Memorial Grove Garden. The ceremony will commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and pay tribute to the victims as well as the public safety personnel who responded to the attacks. The 9/11 Memorial Grove Garden is located on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
The dedication is open to anyone interested and attendees should gather in the forum area of the Government Center prior to the ceremony. Those attending will proceed to the 9/11 Memorial Grove Garden site as a group beginning at 1 p.m.
The Fairfax County 9/11 Memorial Grove Garden was designed by National Park Service landscape architect and Fairfax County Tree Commissioner Michael McMahon. According to McMahon, the grove is the first U.S. memorial commemorating the attacks to be built on public space involving federal and local government collaboration with the community in an area where its residents were personally affected by the tragedy through loss of life or participation in rescue efforts.
During the ceremony, a permanent plaque for the garden will be unveiled and a local family will lay a wreath at the base of the plaque in memory and in honor of those affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, the Fairfax County Public Safety Honor Guard will present the colors and the Fairfax Jubilaires will perform the national anthem.
For more information on the ceremony, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935.