RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – An annual ceremony was held Monday morning at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Invite the public to participate Commonwealth Patriots Day Ceremony Monday, September 12 at 11 a.m. at the Virginia War Memorial at 621 South Belvedere Street in Richmond. Access to the outdoor amphitheater of the memorial is free.
The keynote speaker for the 21st anniversary of the attack was James S. Gilmore, who served as Governor of Virginia. When a plane crashed into the Pentagon, he intervened with his crew.
The Virginia War Memorial’s “New Century, New War” documentary will be screened in the building’s auditorium throughout the day.
Events in the region marking the 21st anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center include:
- United Way held a volunteer event at Triple Crossing Fulton on Sunday, September 11.
- The Virginia Museum of History and Culture flies the Virginia History Flag, designed to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001.
- The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb took place in Richmond on Saturday, September 10, with hundreds of attendees honoring the firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.
- On Friday, September 9, students from Mechanicsville High School in the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program joined Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor the victims of 9/11.