On Saturday, Sept. 11, Arlington County will pause to remember the lives lost at the Pentagon three years ago on 9/11 and to honor those who responded to the attack. The public is invited to attend the brief observance that will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette will host the event. The program will include a combined honor guard, the singing of the National Anthem, a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m. and the tolling of a bell 184 times, once for each victim.
Also on that day, the community is encouraged to display American flags in remembrance as part of “Flags Across Arlington.” Other Sept. 11-related events in the County in the coming weeks include:
* The September Project: As part of the national September Project, Arlington Public Library will host a discussion entitled "The Political Scene in 2005-Where Have All the Leaders Gone?" which will showcase a conversation between David Broder, a columnist for the Washington Post, and Allen Ehrenhalt, editor of Governing Magazine. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., 2-4 p.m. No admission charge. Call 703-228-3348 or visit www.arlingtonva.us to access the Department of Libraries Web pages.
* Third annual First Responders Cup: First responders and the Arlington Girls Softball Association will host a three-day softball tournament commemorating 9/11, involving more than 200 girls and their families from communities directly affected by the terrorist attacks. The event is a memorial to those who lost their lives and a celebration of those who responded that day. For a full schedule of the weekend activities, contact George Barusso, program director, at 571-237-0670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.