September 11, 2011 Weekend Events

9/11 Ten Year Commemoration Events

September 9, 2011

Washington National Cathedral: Brahms's Requiem

September 9, 2011 / 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW / Washington, DC / 7:30PM

In partnership with the Pentagon Memorial Fund, the Cathedral will present a special performance of Brahms’s Requiem on Friday, September 9, at 7:30 pm. The concert will be given in honor of the 9/11 Pentagon victims and survivors, their families, and emergency response personnel, as well as the nearly 6,000 fallen military service members whose lives have since been lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

The families of the Pentagon victims and survivors, civilian personnel and active duty military members, veterans and wounded warriors are all being extended invitations to attend.

This night’s ceremonies to honor the victims and special guests will feature the Cathedral’s Pentagon Cross: made from fragments from the face of the Pentagon attacked on 9/11, it was presented to the Cathedral as a gift by the U.S. Army chief of chaplains “in recognition that we are united in memory, united in freedom, and united in faith, hope, and love for God, our nation, and all humankind.”

For more information, click here.

Voices of September 11: 10th Anniversary Day of Remembrance

September 9 and September 10, 2011 / Sheraton Crystal City / 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway / Arlington, VA / 10AM - 6PM

On Friday, September 9, Voices of September 11, in partnership with the Pentagon Memorial Fund, will host a Welcome Table and 9/11 Exhibit at the Sheraton Crystal City. On Saturday, September 10, join Voices for a 9/11 Exhibit and Buffet Lunch. These remembrance events are for Pentagon Families, Rescue Workers and Survivors. The Forum will include informational tables, 9/11 Living Memorial workshops and displays. A buffet lunch (September 10, Noon - 2PM, $20) will include specials guests and a musical performance. Family members, survivors and rescue workers are invited to bring photographs, newspaper articles, and personal items to document the life of their loved one and to tell firsthand accounts of their experience. Voices staff will be available by appointment to scan and record the items brought in. Items can be dropped off and picked up later in the day or returned by mail after the event.

Please RSVP to Michelle Doherty for all event registrations, 203-966-3911. Click here for more information.

Gospel Extravaganza

September 9, 2011 / The Word of Life International Church / 5225 Backlick Road / Springfield, VA / 7PM - 10PM

The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund presents a Gospel Extravaganza and Silent Auction. Keith Wonderboy Johnson and Local Gospel Talents. Hosted by Patrick Ellis of WHUR. $20 in advance / $25 at door. Please contact Abraham Scott for tickets, 703-981-0535 or email at [email protected]

September 10, 2011

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub - PMF Fundraiser

 September 10, 2011 / Murphy's Grand Irish Pub / 713 King Street / Alexandria, VA / 2PM - MidNight

As we are approaching the 10 year commemoration of the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, we continue to remember all those lost, reflect on their sacrifice, and renew our commitment to freedom. On Saturday, September 10, 2011, a fundraising event will be held at Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub, 713 King Street, Alexandria, VA to benefit the Pentagon Memorial Fund (PMF). There is a $10 admission fee at the door, which a portion of will be donated to PMF. The event will offer a hors d’oeuvre buffet from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and a cash bar, door prizes, and silent and live auctions from 2:00 PM - midnight.

Funds raised at this event will support PMF and its Memorial docent program. These critical funds will help ensure that the tens of thousands of visitors to the site each year will have the opportunity to learn about the Memorial firsthand from a 9/11 family member, first responder, and other dedicated docents.

Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5k

September 10, 2011 / DoubleTree Hotel / Crystal City / Arlington, VA / 6PM

In June 2002, Captain Matt Smith and Detective Dan Borrelli had just returned from a road race in Buffalo, NY when the Police Chief suggested Arlington should host its own race. “We could do that,” Captain Smith remembers saying. Now the race is an annual event eagerly anticipated by competitive and recreational runners alike. About 3,300 people participated in the sixth annual 9/11 run on September 8, 2007. “It really struck a chord with the community and it’s taken off,” says Smith.

Ten years after the September 11 attacks, the Memorial 5K Race continues to provide an avenue for businesses and residents to give something back, to remember the victims and to honor the firefighters and police officers who responded that day. The race course takes runners past the repaired west wall of the Pentagon.

“To me,” says Captain Smith, “It’s a way to bring members of the community together to pay their respects, and hopefully also to have a good time. One thing I often hear from first time runners is ‘I’m coming back and I’m going to bring more people next year.’ To see the race have that kind of positive impact on people, that’s the best part.”

Click here to register!

September 11, 2011

Official Pentagon Memorial 10 Year Commemoration

September 11, 2011 / Pentagon Memorial / 9:30AM

The Pentagon will have an invite-only ceremony for families of 9/11 victims. The Pentagon Memorial will re-open to the general public following the ceremony.

Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros - Heroes Day

September 11, 2011 / 1500 South Capitol Street NE / Washington, DC / 1:35PM

Join us at Nationals Park on September 11 as the Nationals honor the 10th commemoration of the attack on the Pentagon. Game time vs. the Houston Astros is 1:35 p.m., but come early for a special pre-game ceremony and on-field remembrance to pay tribute to the victims, their families, and the countless rescue, aid, military and law enforcement workers who were affected by the disaster at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Tickets are just $20 (discounted from $36) and each ticket sold will include a $5 donation to the Pentagon Memorial Fund.

Thank you for your support of the Washington Nationals and the Pentagon Memorial Fund. We look forward to seeing you at the Park.

For stadium information and location, please visit Offer not available at Box Office or day of game. No refunds or exchanges.


9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11, 2011 / Freedom Plaza / 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW / Washington, DC / 1PM - 4PM

On Sunday, September 11, HandsOn Greater DC Cares and Serve DC - the Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by hosting Tribute to Service – Honoring the Victims, Survivors, and Heroes of 9/11 at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC. The tribute serves as a time for community members to rekindle the spirit of service that emerged following the attacks of 9/11. Attendees will have the opportunity to paint a 9/11 Remembrance Mural, assemble educational kits for students, write honor cards to military families, participate in our volunteer fair featuring 30 nonprofits from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, and participate in our tribute program featuring regional and national speakers, local choirs, poetry, and a dance troupe.

 For more information or to register, click here.

    9/11 Memorial of Maryland Dedication

    September 11, 2011 / World Trade Center Plaza / 401 East Pratt Street / Baltimore, MD / 3PM

    Please join Governor O’Malley for the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland—honoring the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of 9/11 victims, rescuers and
    their families, and paying special tribute to the Marylanders who lost their lives that day. For more information, visit MARYLAND911MEMORIAL.ORG
    410-767-6555 / TTY 1-800-735-2258

    Washington National Cathedral

    September 11, 2011 / 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW / Washington, DC / Multiple Times

    Washington National Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III has announced the Cathedral’s plans to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. In partnership with the Pentagon Memorial Fund, “A Call to Compassion” will begin on Friday evening, September 9 and conclude on Sunday evening, September 11.

    8:30 AM - Interfaith Prayer Vigil - Live webcast. Led by Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane with interfaith leaders. Learn more »

    10:10 AM - Sunday Forum, "A Call to Compassion" - The Sunday Forum: Critical Issues in the Light of Faith, The Very Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, host. Learn more »

    11:15 AM - Commemorative Holy Eucharist - Live webcast. A Commemorative Holy Eucharist of the 9/11 attacks with Dean Sam Lloyd preaching and Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane presiding. Learn more »

    8:00 PM - For a Healing World - Live webcast. A concert of healing concludes the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Performances will feature popular artists and classical musicians. Learn more »

    Choralis: In Search of Peace - A Concert of Remembrance and Hope for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 11, 2011 / National Presbyterian Church / 4101 Nebraska Avenue, NW / Washington, DC / 4PM 

    Choralis is offering a special performance in Washington, D.C. on Sunday September 11, 2011 to commemorate this milestone anniversary with a program to uplift and inspire. In recognition of those lost, as well as the enduring spirit and sacrifice of our community during and after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Choralis has commissioned a new work from Washington area composer Gary Davison. This concert premieres Davison’s Shadow Tides and also includes Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the Dona Nobis Pacem from Bach’s Mass in B Minor, and “Taps,” played by nationally renowned bugler Woodrow English. 

    A generous portion of complimentary tickets are available to area organizations and individuals with a personal connection to the 9/11 attacks, including families and survivors from the Pentagon, the organizers of the Pentagon Memorial, first responders from local police and fire departments as well as military veterans and their families. Please email [email protected] for more information.

    To purchase tickets, please click here. For more information about the event, visit

    Great Falls Defense of Freedom Memorial 9-11 Ceremony

    September 11, 2011 / Great Falls Community Library Grounds / Great Falls, VA / 7PM

The Great Falls Defense of Freedom Memorial was originally designed to memorialize the six residents of Great Falls who perished on 9-11.  Since the initial concept, the memorial has broadened its scope to honor local residents who have given their lives in service while defending liberty. The plaza on the Great Falls Community Library grounds has a three-stone monument as the centerpiece. The large center stone is inscribed with the words: “The Community of Great Falls, Virginia Honors Those Who Have Given of Themselves in Service to the Cause of Liberty and Freedom.” In addition, the granite curb encircling the memorial plaza is inscribed with words that highlight some of the principles and virtues held by those who give of themselves in the cause of liberty and freedom every day.

On September 11, the Great Falls community, both young and old, will remember 9/11 at the Great Falls Defense of Freedom Memorial.

For more information, contact Andy Wilson, Vice President, Great Falls Defense of Freedom Memorial.

    9-11 Healing and Remembrance Program

    Family Support Center / Sheraton Crystal City / 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway / Arlington, VA 22202 / Saturday, September 10th, 10AM - Noon, 2PM - 6PM; Sunday September 11th, 2PM - 6PM

    "We are all in this together" Video - Learn about the 9/11 Healing and Remembrance Program

    The 9-11 Healing and Remembrance Program provides a 24-hour toll-free hotline (1-866-212-0444), travel and lodging assistance for immediate family members, Family Support Centers near commemorative events, and more. Healing and Remembrance Family Support Centers will be available to all victims' families and their guests on the weekend of the 10th anniversary. These locations are meant to serve as quiet, welcoming and comfortable spaces where families and their guests can retreat from the crowds at the memorials and take a moment for themselves.  The Family Support Centers are disability accessible and media free spaces. Services provided include: mental health support, spiritual care, quiet room, family gathering spaces, massage, acupuncture, pet therapy, childcare where needed and refreshments.

    Registration is required. Bring photo ID. Open to all victims' family members and their guests. You do not need to be part of the travel and lodging assistance program to visit this Family Support Center.

    For more information, visit

September 12, 2011

2011 Inaugural Golf 9/12 Event

September 12, 2011 / Golfers will tee off simultaneously at their home clubs and courses, as part of what can become the largest multi-venue golf event in the world.

Golf 9/12 is a forward looking, non-profit organization established to rekindle the collective spirit of unity that followed the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Golf 9/12 encourages people to take part in an annual day of unity by simultaneously playing golf at their local club/course the first Monday after September 11. Golfers will be connected by a live mobile scoring and social networking application. Please complete the registration form to participate!