The D.C. region offers several ways for Georgetowners to commemorate and remember 9/11. Whether you prefer prayers services or performing community service, there are options for everyone.
D.C. 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance
Serve DC and HandsOn Greater DC Cares will host a day of service focused on supporting veterans and first responders to commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and September's National Preparedness Month. According to a press release from the Mayor's office, the event will be held on Freedom Plaza (along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 14th Streets) from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and features hands-on service projects, emergency-preparedness demonstrations and trainings and a volunteer recruitment fair.
Washington National Cathedral
The cathedral will host several religious services Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Cathedral will offer an 8:45 a.m. prayer service, noon Eucharist service, 2:30 Intercessions service and a choral service at 5:30 p.m.
But , there will not be a large commemoration concert or an event with prominent speakers.
"As we consider the events of 9/11, we recognize that the healing process is by no means complete—and that we must dedicate ourselves anew to the kind of understanding and compassion that links nations and faiths through the bonds our Creator has established. Our services on September 11 this year will honor that intention with special prayers, remembering all who were lost and all who have continued to serve," wrote Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade, interim dean, in a prepared statement.
Arlington National Cemetery
The Navy Intelligence 9/11 Ceremony will take place at noon Tuesday in Section 64 at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Pentagon Memorial is free and open 24 hours a day. It is located at 1 Rotary Road on the Pentagon reservation in Arlington. No formal services are planned, but the community is welcome to visit the memorial.