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In Remembrance of Sept. 11

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 7

<cal2>Lt. Col. Dennis M. Johnson Memorial Dedication Ceremony. 11 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Call 703-425-9300

Commemorative support groups for Fairfax County residents and family members who continue to feel significant emotional distress from the events of 9-11-01. 10 a.m. at the following Fairfax County mental health facilities: Mount Vernon Center, 8819 Holland Road, Alexandria, 703-360-0899; Northwest Center, 1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 600; Reston, 703-481-4100; Chantilly Office, 14150 Park East Circle, Suite 200; Chantilly, 703-968-4000; Springfield Office, 8348 Traford Lane, Suite 400; Springfield, 703-866-2100; and Woodburn Center, 3340 Woodburn Road, Annandale

703-573-0523. Free.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 9

<cal2>Fairfax County 9-11 Memorial Garden Dedication. 2:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-1770.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 11

<cal2>Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Remembrance. 10-10:30 a.m. Remembrance services will take place at every Fire and Rescue Station, the Training Academy and the Massey Building to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the fire service, law enforcement, other emergency agencies and civilians over the past year. Open to the public. For more information, call 703-246-3801.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Herndon United Methodist Church. The general public is invited to come together in remembrance, worship, song and prayer. Open from 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m and will then re-open at 7:30 p.m for the service. All are invited to come in during the day for a time for quiet reflection and prayer. For information contact Herndon United Methodist Chruch, 701 Bennett St., at 703-471-0627.

9-11 Service of Remembrance and Prayer. 12 p.m. at Fairfax County Government Center, Forum, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. For more information, call Pastor Frasnelli at 703-383-1170 or 703-505-7338.

"Faith, Hope, Love - the Greatest of these is Love." The Great Falls Ecumenical Council and the Great Falls Citizens Association is hosting a remembrance candlelight service at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo at Great Falls Village (on the green). The service is open to all citizens of Great Falls and surrounding communities. For more information, call 703-356-0551.

A Day of Remembrance: An Interfaith Gathering United for Peace. 7-8:30 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Performing Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax. The service is sponsored by Faith Communities in Action, George Mason University, Community Resilience Project, Fairfax County Community Interfaith Office in the Department of Systems Management for Human Services

For more information, call 703-324-3453

A Service of Remembrance. 7 p.m. at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main Street, Fairfax. For more information, call the church office at 703-273-5300.

Special evening service. 7:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4601 West Ox Road, Fairfax. For information, call 703-631-1112.

United We Stand and the Herndon Chamber of Commerce will host a community remembrance service on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the Town Square in front of the Old Town Hall Building at 730 Elden St. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sousa marches, fife and drum formations and patriotic choral performances will be offered. The public is invited to bring a blanket and picnic basket. Refreshments will be available from the Boy Scouts and local restaurants. At 7:30 p.m, the formal portion of the evening will begin with the presentation of colors and the singing of the national anthem. This will be followed by remarks from Mayor Thoesen. Dignitaries will read from the roll call of names of those who fell in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Representatives from the Christian, Islamic and Jewish communities will offer a prayer composed especially for the occasion.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 14

<cal2>Centreville Day. Carnival, crafters, vendors and live entertainment will be offered 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Old Centreville Crossing Shopping Center and the Centreville Historic District. Centreville Volunteer Fire Department will also host an open house and memorial ceremony. For more information, call Pat Lawless at 703-631-3200 or visit www.centrevilleday.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 25

<cal2>"Jewish Tales, Old and New" performed by local storyteller Barbara Effron. 7:30 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. This is part of the ongoing series honoring 9-11 Pentagon victim Shelley Marshall. RSVP for this free event by calling 703-938-0405.