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Public Invited: City of Alexandria to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on 20th Anniversary

Market Square, the location of Alexandria City Hall (Photo: M. Enriquez for Visit Alexandria)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Saturday, Sept. 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The City of Alexandria will host a special remembrance ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. that day. Everyone is invited to attend. It will honor the memory of those killed, provide a moment to think of those who suffered injuries or were affected in some other way, give thanks to the individuals that helped others during the tragedy, and recall those who gave their lives to save others.

The ceremony will be held at Waterfront Park at 1A Prince Street. In the event of rain, it will be moved indoors to City Hall’s Council Chamber at 301 King St. (Masks are required in city government facilities, regardless of vaccination status.)

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Mayor Justin Wilson will give remarks. Representatives from Alexandria’s public safety agencies will also speak, including Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Fire/EMS Chief Corey Smedley, and Acting Police Chief Don Hayes.

A “Return to Quarters” bell-ringing and wreath-laying will take place.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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