8-Year Anniversary of Sept. 11 to Be Commemorated


Sept. 1, 2009
OPA 157/09

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  • Ceremony will take place Monday, Sept. 14, at approximately noon at the Fairfax County Government Center 9/11 Memorial Grove.
  • The public is invited to attend.

Fairfax County will host its eighth 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony immediately following the morning session of the Board of Supervisors’ regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Sept. 14.  The ceremony will begin at approximately noon at the 9/11 Memorial Grove behind the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The rain site for the ceremony will be the Government Center Forum.

Those attending should gather by 11:45 a.m. in the Forum. The Fairfax Jubil-Aires will perform patriotic music before and during the ceremony.

The Fairfax County Public Safety Honor Guard will lead a procession to the 9/11 Memorial Grove. Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, Fire Chief Ronald L. Mastin and Police Chief Col. David M. Rohrer are scheduled to deliver remarks reflecting upon the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Fairfax County 9/11 Memorial Grove, unveiled six years ago, was designed by National Park Service landscape architect and Fairfax County Tree Commissioner Michael McMahon.

 For more information about the ceremony or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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