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Annual September 11 ceremony in Arlington to be held virtually

Sept 11 Anniversary
Posted at 7:49 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 07:49:59-04

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Arlington County is conducting its annual Sept. 11 ceremony as a virtual event.

The county is home to the Pentagon, where 19 years ago hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the building, killing 184 victims.

A remembrance ceremony scheduled for Friday will be livestreamed on the county’s website and Facebook page to accommodate the coronavirus pandemic.

The ceremony will be closed to the public except for online streaming.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with a presentation of colors by a county honor guard, followed by a wreath laying at the county government center.

A moment of silence will be held at 9:37 a.m., the moment the plane struck the Pentagon.