WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- There are numerous events in the Washington D.C. in memory of those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
September 11th Congressional Remembrance Ceremony
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:00 AM
East Front, Center Steps of the Capitol
There will a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:00 am. The event will take place on the East Front center steps of the Capitol and is expected to last approximately one half-hour.
Muslims for Life Blood Drive
The first blood drive will take place Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (press opportunity with U.S. Senator Robert Casey will begin at 9:00 a.m.) at Russell Senate Office Building Room 188, Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.
The second blood drive will take place on Friday at 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Cannon Caucus Room, Independence Avenue, SE & 1st St, SE, Washington D.C.
Peace Officers Killed on 9/11 to be Remembered
Staff and supporters of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, as well as dignitaries from law enforcement agencies, will gather at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a remembrance ceremony.
The names of the 72 officers are engraved together on Line 23 of Panels 9 through 22 of the Memorial's west wall. Following brief remarks, the officers' names will be read aloud, and a wreath will be laid in their honor.
Law Enforcement Heroes of 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
A brief ceremony, including the reading of names and placing of a wreath, will honor the 72 law enforcement officers killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The event starts at 9:00 am at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Day of Rememberance at American University
Organized by AU's student government it will begin with a moment of silence at 10 a.m. in front of the 9/11 Memorial on campus. Then from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be sandwich making for Martha's Table (most likely somewhere on the quad).
There will be a candlelight vigil in front of Kay at 10 p/m. Religious leaders and campus group representatives will be speaking. On A Sensual Note (AU's all male a Capella group) will perform.
George Washington University Day of Remembrance
George Washington University will observe a moment of silence to remember the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. Everyone will pause in their academic and professional activities for one minute at 8:46 a.m. The carillon bells on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses will toll for the duration of the moment of silence. At 10 a.m. students will place American flags in the grass of the mid-campus quad behind Lisner Auditorium at 730 21st St N.W. At 7 p.m., GW will host a candle light vigil on the University Yard (H Street, between 20th and 21st Streets, NW)in remembrance of nine GW alumni who died in the attacks.
Both the moment of silence and the candle light vigil are open to the entire GW community and friends of the university.