Arlington Remembers Sept. 11
Remembering - September 11, 2017
Arlington County Government officials, residents and community members joined neighbors, first responders and others to commemorate the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and express gratitude to all those who responded that day.
The County’s wreath-laying ceremony was held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, at Courthouse Plaza. A moment of silence was held at 9:37 a.m., the moment when the plane struck the Pentagon.
Captain David Santini of the Arlington County Fire Department offered welcome remarks, and was joined by Senator Tim Kaine, County Manager Mark Schwartz, Police Chief Jay Farr, Fire Chief James Bonzano, Sheriff Beth Arthur and other senior officials.
- Watch video of 9/11/17 ceremony
- "Hazmat" A poem by Katherine E. Young, Arlington County Poet Laureate
- Learn how Arlington County is stronger since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Visit the Pentagon Memorial
The Pentagon Memorial commemorates all who died on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists slammed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. Fifty-nine passengers and crew on board the plane lost their lives that day, along with 125 military and civilian personnel at the Pentagon. They were among the nearly 3,000 people killed in attacks on the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and on a plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pa., that day.
- The Pentagon Memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, (some restrictions on Sept. 11)
- Guided tours are not offered
- The Memorial is meant to be experienced on a more personal level
- The Pentagon Memorial is located at 1 Rotary Road on the Pentagon Reservation in Arlington (Metro-accessible)
Arlington TV Remembers
- 10-Year Commemoration
- Presentation of Pentagon Stone
- Five Leaders Recall Sept. 11
- USS Arlington Christening
- Iron and Steel
- Arlington's Day of Remembrance and Appreciation
Flags Across America
To commemorate the events of Sept. 11, Arlington County encourages all property/home owners/tenants to display an American flag during the week of Sept. 11.
National Day of Service and Remembrance: Volunteer Arlington
In 2009, the President of the United States 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 and find a volunteer opportunity that is a good fit for your skills, interests, and abilities - one that will empower you to make a meaningful impact in our community.
Arlington first responders managed the incident command and response to the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. The U.S. Department of Justice hailed the County’s management of the response, and the 9-11 Commission called Arlington’s performance a "model for the nation."
"The response to the 9-11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon was mainly a success for three reasons," the 9-11 Commission concluded in its final report: “First, the strong professional relationships and trust established among emergency responders; second, the adoption of the Incident Command System; and third, the pursuit of a regional approach to response.”