County 9-11 Remembrance Set
Fairfax County will host its annual Sept. 11, 2001 remembrance ceremony at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the county Government Center, officials announced today.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D), fire chief Michael Neuhard and police chief David Rohrer are scheduled to deliver remarks remembering the terrorist attacks of 9-11 on Washington and New York.
Officials said those interested in attending should gather at 6:45 p.m. in the forum area of the government center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. The Fairfax County public safety honor guard, a bagpiper and a bell toller will lead a procession to the 9/11 Memorial Grove Garden on the grounds of the Government Center.
The ceremony will include a candle lighting, the laying of a memorial wreath and a ceremonial tolling of the bells.
The Fairfax Jubil-Aires will perform patriotic music during and after the ceremony, which also will be attended by local Boy Scouts. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
The memorial garden, which was unveiled two years ago, was designed by Michael McMahon, a National Park Service landscape architect and a county tree commissioner .
The rain site for the ceremony is the forum of the Government Center.
For more information about the ceremony or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.
By Steve Fehr |
August 30, 2005; 5:17 PM ET
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