Fairfax County will host its annual ceremony to remember Sept. 11, 2001, next Sunday at the county Government Center, officials announced Tuesday.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly (D), Fire Chief Michael P. Neuhard and Police Chief David M. Rohrer are scheduled to deliver remarks remembering the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on the Pentagon and New York.
Officials said those interested in attending the ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, should gather at 6:45 in the forum area of the government center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. The Fairfax County Public Safety Honor Guard, a bagpiper and a bell toller will lead a procession to the 9/11 Memorial Grove Garden on the grounds of the Government Center.
The ceremony will include a candle lighting, the laying of a memorial wreath and a ceremonial tolling of bells.
The Fairfax Jubil-Aires will perform patriotic music during and after the ceremony, which also will be attended by local Boy Scouts. Refreshments will be served afterward.
The memorial garden, which was unveiled two years ago, was designed by Michael McMahon, a National Park Service landscape architect and a county tree commissioner.
The rain site for the ceremony is the forum of the Government Center.
For more information about the ceremony or to request accommodations for the disabled, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.