Arlington County Fire Department members attended numerous events on September 11th as part of the annual remembrance of the sacrifices made that day in 2001.
- A wreath-laying ceremony outside the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center at Courthouse Plaza to remember the attack on the Pentagon. Representatives of the Arlington County fire and police departments and sheriff’s office were in attendance, as were representatives of the U.S. military, including personnel from nearby Ft. Myer and the Military District of Washington. A moment of silence will took place at 9:37, the moment the plane crashed into the Pentagon.
- Lieutenant Wesley took part in a flag unfurling at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial with Fort Myer firefighters and Pentagon Force Protection Agency officers.
- Members and some of their family took part in our annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at our fire training academy. Participants aim to do 19 rounds up to the top of the training tower and back down to equal the 110 stories firefighters would’ve climbed to reach the top of the World Trade Towers.
- Captain Karl was one of the responders who spoke at a 9/11 Commemoration the FBI held for it’s staff. Captain Karl talked about his experiences at the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001.
- Battalion Chief Wesley and retired Captain Devine spoke to a squadron stationed at Joint Base Andrews about their experiences responding to the attack at the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001.
- Captain Tirelli talked about his experiences on September 11th, 2001 on a podcast interview he did with Scott Brodbeck of ARLnow http://ow.ly/uEIw30lNiVB