9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Fairfax County will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Fairfax County 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 Public Safety Honor Guard and Fairfax County Carolers will also be participating in the ceremony.
The public is invited to attend; please arrive by 8:15 a.m. The ceremony will take place in the Government Center Forum, followed by a procession outside to the 9/11 Memorial Grove (weather permitting).
The Fairfax County Memorial Grove was the first U.S. memorial commemorating the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, to be built on public space involving federal and local government collaboration with the community in an area where residents were personally affected by the tragedy through loss of life or participation in rescue efforts. It was designed by National Park Service landscape architect and Fairfax County Tree Commissioner Michael McMahon.
The Memorial Grove is located on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center.
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