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Mayor Bowser and Council of the District of Columbia to Host 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration and Memorial Service

Friday, September 10, 2021

(Washington, DC) – On Saturday, September 11, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Council of the District of Columbia, DC Fire and EMS (FEMS) Chief John A. Donnelly, DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee, and members of the interfaith community will join community members to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Mayor and District officials will honor the bravery of the first responders and servicemembers who served that day and since September 11 and pay tribute to the lives lost. Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh and other councilmembers in attendance will present a proclamation on behalf of the Council of the District of Columbia commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks and the important role that Homeland Security and first responders play in protecting the residents and visitors of the District of Columbia.

An interfaith prayer and a moment of silence will mark the significance of the date and role the faith community has played in helping District residents heal. A wreath laying will also occur to remember the DC residents and the DCPS teachers, students, and National Geographic Society members who perished in the attacks.


Saturday, September 11, at 11 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6
Councilmember Anita Bonds, At-Large
Councilmember Mary Cheh, Ward 3
Councilmember Brooke Pinto, Ward 2
John A. Donnelly, Sr., Chief, DC Fire and EMS
Chris Rodriguez, Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
Lewis Ferebee, Chancellor, DC Public Schools
Elliot Tommingo, Director, Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs
Rev. Thomas L. Bowen, Director, Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs
Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, Washington Hebrew Congregation
Rev. Monica Raines, Christ United Methodist Church
Imam Johari Abdulmalik Seale, Muslim Society of Washington, DC
Alex Moen, Chief Explorer Engagement Officer, National Geographic
Ian Miller, Chief Scientist, National Geographic Society
Robyn Rissman, National Geographic Society


DC Fire and EMS - Engine 16
1018 13th Street NW (Outdoor Event)
*Closest Metro Station: McPherson Square*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. 

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view event online visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.

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