On the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Washington, DC area will hold several events to honor the victims of that tragic day and bring together people of different ages, backgrounds and faiths. Here is a schedule of the events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. These events are the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and thank local veterans, first responders, and their families each year at a family-friendly event.
National Day of Service - September 11, 2018. Thousands of volunteers serve at nonprofit organizations on this day of national service and remembrance. Participants will clean parks, revitalize playgrounds, sort food for the hungry, and much more!
Pentagon Memorial- The memorial commemorates the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 during the terrorist attacks. The Pentagon Memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day. Special services are held for the families of the victims of 9/11 at the Memorial on September 11 every year.
9/11 Unity Walk - September 16, 2018, 1:45-6 p.m. The Unity Walk is an interfaith, cross cultural commemoration of the September 11 attacks. This year's Walk will take place on Embassy Row in Washington DC. The Unity Walk offers participants the opportunity to learn about different faiths and cultures at open houses for churches, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras, and mosques; enjoy diverse cuisines; and participate in a service project hosted by Unity Walk's Interfaith Youth Action Group. The event is free and open to all.
Registration and Resource Fair at Washington Hebrew Congregation–Macomb St NW, Washington, DC. Learn more here.
Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K Run - September 8, 2018, 6 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Crystal City, VA. A commemorative run to honor victims of September 11. Proceeds from the race will be donated to public safety and military support organizations, and this year the selected charities are the Pentagon Memorial Fund and the National Police Suicide Foundation. Fee: $30-$40.
Moment of Silence and Flags Across Arlington - September 11, 2018. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. A moment of silence will be held at 9:37 a.m. to remember the 184 victims of this tragic event. Arlington County will hang U.S. flags from overpasses and buildings in a display of "Flags Across Arlington." The cemetery is open and the public is welcome to visit.
Arlington Remembers 9/11 - September 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m. Wreathlaying at Courthouse Plaza flagpoles, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington County police and firefighters were first responders when terrorists slammed a plane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Join the community to remember the lives lost in the attacks that day, and to express your gratitude to those who rushed to the scene to save lives.
911 Heroes Run - Travis Manion Foundation - Various dates. The run brings communities together throughout the country to honor the sacrifices of all of the heroes of September 11th - veteran, first responder, civilian, and military.
Local events are held in Annapolis, Shirlington and Ashburn.