Sunday, Sept. 11 marks 21 years since a series of deadly and tragic terrorist attacks took the lives of nearly 3,000 people at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., New York City’s Twin Towers, and downed Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. As remembrance events and vigils will be held throughout the United States, here are some of the ways the D.C. area will be commemorating the day and honoring the lives of those lost:
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser—alongside the Council of the District of Columbia, D.C. Fire and EMS Chief John A. Donnelly, Sr., and International Association of Firefighters Local 36 President Dabney Hudson—will be holding a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. The ceremony and moment of silence is meant to highlight to work of first responders and honor “the DC residents and the DC Public School teachers, students and National Geographic Society members who perished in the attacks.”
Location: DC Fire and EMS – Engine 16 at 1018 13th Street, NW
Time: 12 p.m.
Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., will be giving an address at the memorial honoring the lives of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001. The National Law Enforcement Museum will also be open on Sunday.
Location: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at 444 E Street NW
Time: 8:46 a.m.
President Biden will be joining Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial on Sunday morning to honor the lives lost in the attacks on the Pentagon 21 years ago. (This ceremony is not open to the public.)
Location: National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Time: 9 a.m.