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Arlington Remembers: Community


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September 11, 2001

A collection of resources to help us remember that day. 

Arlington County

Arlington Remembers September 11 
Find details of county events, reports and commemorations.

Arlington County: Stronger Since Sept. 11
On Sept. 11, 2001, everything changed for our nation – and for Arlington. Our County’s coordinated response to the terrorist attack on the Pentagon was recognized as a “model for the nation.” Since 2001, we have enhanced our public safety response capabilities. Today, we are stronger, and better prepared for any event, than ever. 

To commemorate the events of Sept. 11, in 2016

  • Join your neighbors, County officials and first responders at a wreath-laying ceremony and moment of silence on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Starting at 9:30 a.m., the solemn ceremony will honor and remember the lives that were lost, and express gratitude to all those who responded on that day. Guests are asked to assemble at the Courthouse Plaza flagpoles at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. We will hold a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m.  
  • Arlington County encourages all property/home owners/tenants to display an American flag during the week of Sept. 11
  • ‚ÄčNational Day of Service and Remembrance
    In 2009, President Obama formally designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and called upon the people of the U.S. to participate in community service in honor of those lost. Visit Volunteer Arlington if you would like to find a way to volunteer 


Arlington’s Day of Remembrance and Appreciation

Recorded on October 8 2001, Arlington’s Day of Remembrance and Appreciation paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon that occured a month earlier. Arlington’s police officers and firefighters were among the first responders and Arlingtonians from all walks of life assisted in the recovery effort. This event was a tribute to their heroism.