In Arlington, VA it’s hard to forget the attack on our country on September 11, 2001. Here on the Wildwood Park Blog we want to share with you some ways for you to commemorate 9/11, including events going on in the area and places to visit. We hope you have a chance to stop and remember.
On September 11th participate in the 16th Annual Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5K. It takes place at 6 pm. The site points out that “All proceeds will be donated to official charities that focus on the healing of military personnel and civilians directly affected by the war on terrorism and the attacks against America on September 11, 2001.” If you can’t participate, you can even just show up and cheer on the runners.
The Pentagon Memorial is a great place to visit to remember that day of the attacks. Each year, a special service is also held for this commemoration. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the memorial, take some time to stop by and read the names of those who passed away.
The Unity Walk, which takes place on September 10th of this year, celebrates diversity in the community. Anyone and everyone is invited to join this walk that takes place down “Embassy Row” in upper northwest DC. You can also donate in order to help this cause of unity. The events of 9/11 hurt our country, but also brought us together. This unity walk celebrates and continues to encourage that unity.
If you prefer to stay in your apartment, watch a documentary to remember the events of that day. This can create a renewed sense of unity despite the horror of those events. It’s a way to learn and understand how 9/11 has affected our country. Three recommended documentaries to watch are Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero, The Man Who Knew, and Inside the White House on 9/11. Google has the info on all kinds of other great 9/11 documentaries, as well.
How are you planning to commemorate 9/11? If so, what are your plans? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading the blog. Visit again soon.