Baha'i News -- Remembrances of Sept. 11

Remembrances of Sept. 11

Sunday, September 8, 2002; 12:00 AM

Here is a list of some of the civic and faith-based events taking place in the region this week to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11 and to remember those who died. Additional religious services were printed in yesterday's Metro section and can be found at


The District

7:30 p.m. -- The Capitol Hill community will host a candlelight gathering organized by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Hill Havurah, the Islamic Information Center and several churches affiliated with the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Lincoln Park, East Capitol Street SE, between 11th and 13th streets. Rain location: Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 1301 North Carolina Ave. SE. 202-547-6839 or


1 p.m. -- The Wilton Woods Garden Club will dedicate a memorial garden at 3800 Ivanhoe Lane, between Franconia and Telegraph roads, Fairfax County. Live music; bring lawn chairs. 703-960-2276.

3 p.m. -- Journey of Healing: A Tribute to All Who Mourn will be held at the Hospices of the National Capital Region Hospice Center, 4715 N. 15th St., Arlington. If you plan to attend, call Jessica Chase at 703-538-2064. Grief counselors can be reached 24 hours daily Sept. 9-15 at 800-255-3042.


The District

9 a.m. -- "Combating Extremism in Religious Communities: A Tribute to Sept. 11," a free interfaith event sponsored by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, will held at the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor, First Amendment Room. 202-879-6726.

6 p.m. -- "Remembrance and Readiness" will honor local residents and organizations who have helped children deal with the Sept. 11 attacks, True Reformer Building, 1200 U St. NW. 202-434-0477.


10 a.m. -- The Hollin Hall Senior Center will hold a discussion, "Where Were You On 9/11?," 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-4573.

2:30 p.m. -- The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will dedicate a memorial grove at the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy. 703-324-3187.


The District

Noon -- The Library of Congress will open a series of tribute concerts with a performance by folk singer/songwriter Tom Paxton, Neptune Plaza, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street between East Capitol Street and Independence Avenue. 202-707-5510.

7 p.m. -- The Washington Area Secular Humanists will hold a memorial service, Jefferson Memorial. 301-529-7306.

8:30 p.m. -- "Night of Remembrance and Reflection" interfaith vigil sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations will feature a children's choir, poetry readings, speeches from community and religious leaders, Capitol Reflecting Pool (west side). 202-488-8787.


7 p.m. -- An interfaith service will held at the Unity Center of Light, 3501 Moylan Dr., Bowie. 301-464-5581.


All day -- The Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home will provide biodegradable helium balloons for release in memory of victims from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 1200 N. Shenandoah Ave., Front Royal. The funeral home has constructed a 24-foot wall with the names of the 3,044 known victims who died at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and on Flight 93. 540-635-4186 or

6 a.m. -- Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services is organizing an overnight trip to New York City. Departure from Sterling at the Cascades Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., at 6 a.m., and from Leesburg at the Kmart on East Market Street, at 6:30 a.m. Returning about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $155 per person, includes transportation, double occupancy accommodations, a guided bus tour of Manhattan and time to attend memorial ceremonies and explore the city. 703-771-5913 or

10 a.m. -- The Champion Tree Project will plant nine national champion red and green ash trees on the south side of the Pentagon as a living memorial. 231-378-2172 or

3 p.m. -- The Mormon Choir of Washington, D.C., and the Southern Virginia University Orchestra, with pianist David Glen Hatch, will perform patriotic favorites and music written for the occasion, including two pieces by Hatch's uncle, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater. 703-445-1947 or 202-685-2892.

7 p.m. -- Area-wide service honoring victims and rescue workers and featuring evangelist T.D. Jakes, Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge. 703-490-4040.

7 p.m. -- The Reston Chorale will host a community singalong at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. There is a $9 participation fee. 703-834-0079 or

7 p.m. -- Robert Fisk, author and Middle East correspondent for the Independent in Britain, will speak about "Sept. 11: Ask Who Did It, But Don't Ask Why," George Mason University, Johnson Center's Dewberry Hall, 4100 University Dr., Fairfax County. 703-993-8620.

7:30 p.m. -- Fairfax City will host a remembrance service, Veterans Amphitheater or, in case of rain, on the front porch of City Hall. 703-385-7850.


The District

All day -- "Today's Children -- Tomorrow's World" features live music, displays, a youth run, women and children from Washington embassies, and remarks by politicians and community leaders, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., U.S. Capitol lawn and Mall between Third and Seventh streets NW. 703-751-7823.

All day -- "Interfaith Day of Remembrance," sponsored by the National Council of Churches and Project DC, will offer prayer and meditation throughout the day at 20 area churches, mosques and synagogues. 202-671-2977.

7:30 a.m. -- Invocation for all who died in the United States and Afghanistan, Meridian Hill Park, 16th and Euclid streets NW. 301-270-9038.

8 a.m. -- Interfaith service featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other national religious leaders, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft will participate in a day-long reading of the names of those who died at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. 202-364-6616.

8:30 a.m. -- Trinity College will host a series of campus activities, beginning with a Prayer and Reflection service, Seymour Court, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-884-9725.

8:30 a.m. -- American University will host several events, beginning with a prayer vigil in the chapel and including a faculty panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. of the "International and Domestic Implications of Sept. 11," Washington College of Law, Room 603. 202-885-5952 or

8:30 a.m. -- Memorial service at Adas Israel Congregation, Connecticut and Porter streets NW. 202-362-4433 or 202-265-3000.

9:30 a.m. -- Cadenced Procession on Memorial Bridge sponsored by Women in Black Art Project and Global Coalition for Peace. Meet on grass at north side of bridge; wear all white or all black and bring signs with peace messages. 202-234-6038.

10:30 a.m. -- Holocaust survivors will read the names of those who died in the terrorist attacks, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. 202-488-0400, 202-488-0406 (TTY) or

11 a.m. -- "A Day of Remembrance," sponsored by the Coalition for United Americans and featuring airline industry employees, their friends and passengers, Sylvan Theatre on the Washington Monument grounds. 410-674-6229 or 703-726-8872.

11 a.m. -- The VA Medical Center will hold a service of remembrance with choir selections and a candle-lighting ceremony. Featured speaker is Leo S. Mackay, the deputy secretary of veterans affairs. Atrium, VA Medical Center, 50 Irving St. NW. 202-745-8209.

Noon -- Interfaith service co-sponsored by the Downtown Cluster of Congregations and led by pastors, a Navy chaplain, an imam and a rabbi, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. 202-628-4317.

Noon -- "Symphony for America," memorial concert featuring the Washington Symphony Orchestra, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr., Daniel Rodriguez and New York's Singing Policeman, West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. 202-374-7474.

Noon -- Memorial Mass sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic University and led by Bishop Wilton Gregory, Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Service will be followed at 2 p.m. by Knights of Columbus patriotic Mass. 202-526-8300.

Noon -- Georgetown University will host a series of campus activities, beginning with an interfaith service at Copley/White Gravenor Lawn, 37th & O streets NW. 202-687-4328.

Noon -- Memorial service followed by light lunch sponsored by Washington's Central Union Mission, 14th and R streets NW. 202-745-7118 or

12:05 p.m. -- Service for healing, with music and prayer written for the occasion, Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW. 202-332-4010.

12:10 p.m. -- Mass with a sermon by the Rev. Daniel Coughlin, U.S. House of Representatives chaplain, St. Peter's Church, 313 Second St. SE. 202-547-1430.

3:30 p.m. -- Closing ceremony for "United Day of Service," with youth volunteers, police, firefighters, teachers and "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, who will sing the national anthem, Lincoln Memorial. 202-296-2992, ext. 11 or ext. 26 or

4 to 5:30 p.m. -- Archdiocese of Washington memorial Mass, led by Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, St. Patrick's in the City, 619 10th St. NW. 202-347-2713

6:30 p.m. -- Requiem mass with organ and choral music, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2430 K St. NW. 202-337-2020.

7 p.m. -- D.C. Public Schools will hold a service honoring the students and teachers who died in the attack on the Pentagon, National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-232-0326.

7:15 p.m. -- The District of Columbia government will sponsor a candlelight vigil, Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th streets NW. 202-727-1000.

7:30 p.m. -- Candlelight service and address by the Rev. William Swing, Episcopal bishop of California and head of the United Religions Initiative, St. Columba's Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 202-363-4119.

7:30 p.m. -- "911: A Performance Libation," a free collaborative performance piece from the drama departments at Howard and Catholic universities, Environmental Theatre, Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW. The performance will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Callan Theatre, Catholic University of America, 3801 Harewood Rd. NE. 202-806-5462 or 202-319-5367.

7:30 p.m. -- "Global Human Community: The Challenge and the Promise" will be the topic of discussion by a panel at American University's Kay Spiritual Life Center. 202-885-5952 or

7:30 p.m. -- The Washington Ethical Society will host a candlelight ceremony, 7750 16th St. NW. 202-882-6650.

8 p.m. -- Candlelight concert organized by the National Korean United Methodist Church in Rockville and featuring choral music by I Solisti Roma, a Korean choral group from Italy, Jefferson Memorial. 301-670-6786.


All day -- Vigil of music and prayer begins at 7 a.m. with service of healing and Holy Communion and concludes at 7:30 p.m. with a communion service, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. 301-587-3272.

6:06 a.m. -- The 6:06 running group will hold a 9/11 memorial run through the streets of historic Annapolis. Depart from Church Circle and Main Street. 410-626-2822.

8:15 a.m. -- Annapolis will sponsor series of events beginning with coffee for the community, City Dock. 410-263-1183.

8:30 a.m. -- The University of Maryland will mark the day with a vigil at the east end of McKeldin Mall, where a memorial garden is planned. The vigil will follow a timeline of events on Sept. 11. President C.D. Mote Jr. will have remarks and the names will be read of those who lost their lives. College Park campus. 301-405-4076.

8:30 a.m. -- The College of Southern Maryland will host a series of activities beginning with a minute of silence at 8:46 a.m. at the La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses. Call 301-934-7508 for La Plata; 301-475-6707, ext. 6513 for Leonardtown; and 410-586-3056 or 301-855-1211 for Prince Frederick.

8:30 a.m. -- Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary will host a series of events, beginning with a minute of silence from faculty and students as the bells of Immaculate Conception Chapel ring, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg. 301-447-5366.

8:30 a.m. -- The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will host a series of activities beginning with a moment of silence, Albin O. Kuhn Library Rotunda on campus, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore. 410-455-3462.

9:45 a.m. -- Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service will conduct a county-wide commemorative salute at all fire and rescue stations. A minute of silence will begin at 10 a.m. for all available personnel in front of their stations. 240-777-2400.

Noon -- "United We Sing," a free performance by the Rockville Community Orchestra and the Hometowne USA barbershop quartet, Rockville Town Center, 90 Monroe St. 301-340-7739.

Noon -- Howard County Community College will host "Unity Day," featuring Howard County Executive James N. Robey, Dreler Stage on campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-772-4896.

12:30 p.m. -- "September 11 Community Remembrance," a free event sponsored by the Montgomery County government with music and remarks from local fire and rescue personnel, students and County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Courthouse Square Park, Maryland Avenue and Route 28, Rockville. 240-777-6821.

2:30 p.m. -- The United Way of Calvert County will host "Day of Caring," a volunteer event dedicating a memorial garden, United Way House, 530 Main St., Prince Frederick. 410-286-0100.

6 p.m. -- Charles County Commissioners, Charles County Sheriff's Office, Charles County Public Schools and the College of Southern Maryland will conduct a ceremony with the release of doves, performances by the CCSO Honor Guard, the Westlake High School Chamber Choir, and a wreath-laying and candle-lighting at the flagpoles, County Government Building, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata. 301-645-0580 or 301-870-3000.

6:30 p.m. -- Open prayer and reflection, Oseh Shalom Congregation, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel. 301-498-5151.

6:30 p.m. -- VFW Silver Spring Memorial Post 2562 and American Legion Wheaton Post 268 will sponsor a memorial service with members of families affected by the Sept. 11 attacks, police, firefighters and local and federal officials, Veterans Park, Fern Street and Reedie Drive, Wheaton. 301-622-9333.

7 p.m. -- Howard County government will sponsor "Remember," a free community event featuring the Columbia Pro Contare Chorus, Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City. 410-313-2022.

7 p.m. -- Gaithersburg will sponsor a dedication ceremony for the newly constructed Inspiration Park honoring those who gave died, Inspiration and Firehouse lanes. 301-258-6310.

7:30 p.m. -- "Bowie Remembers, Bowie Honors" will be held at Allen Pond Park, 3300 Northview Dr. 301-262-6200.

7:30 p.m. -- Annapolis will present a free concert hosted by Mayor Ellen Moyer and featuring The Sons of the Severn and the Annapolis High School Band, City Dock. 410-263-1183.

7:30 p.m. -- "The War on Terrorism and the Public Impact," a free lecture by Lee Strickland, a CIA senior intelligence officer, Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.


All day -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars and volunteers will lead flag raising, prayers and bell ringing from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the dedication of a plaque at 7 a.m., Veterans Common, Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park trail, 6949 Little Falls Rd., Falls Church. 703-533-7823.

All day -- During branch hours, Loudoun County Public Libraries will hand out bookmarks from the Community Resilience Project of Loudoun County, a Federal Emergency Management Agency program that is offering free counseling and support for anyone affected by Sept. 11. Call 703-737-8523, 866-400-2951, 703-777-0320 (TTY) or

8:30 a.m. -- Fairfax Memorial Park will unveil a memorial dedicated to people affected by Sept. 11, 9900 Braddock Rd., Fairfax County. 703-323-5202.

8:46 a.m. -- The Hollin Hall Senior Center invites the community to join their members in observing a moment of silence. The center will make yellow ribbons available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those who want to write words of sympathy for the victims and their families, then display the ribbons at the center, 1500 Shenandoah Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-4573.

9:15 a.m. -- Arlington County will host a community-wide flag unfurling, with the county's official 30-by-60-foot flag unfurled at 9:37 a.m. when the Pentagon was attacked, Gateway Park, the foot of the Key Bridge near the Rosslyn Metro station. Residents and business are urged to display the flag at 9:37 a.m. After the 15-minute ceremony, a 3,500-pound Bell of Remembrance will toll 184 times in memory of lives lost at the Pentagon. 703-228-0785.

9:30 a.m. -- The Greenspring Village community will hold a memorial program, "Honoring America's Spirit," featuring people affected by the attacks. The program will be videotaped and rebroadcast at noon and 4 p.m., Greenspring Village Square lobby, 7410 Spring Village Dr., Springfield. RSVP at 703-923-4690.

9:45 a.m. -- The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will roll out fire equipment at all stations. At 10:05 a.m. and 10:28 a.m., the times the World Trade Center towers collapsed, station personnel will sound a single short blast on the air horn or ring bells, and flags will be lowered briefly to half-staff. Some stations will conduct services. Other events will be held at the training academy and the Massey Building. 703-246-3801.

10 a.m. -- The town of Vienna and the Vienna American Legion Post 180 will hold a community commemoration, Freeman House, 131 Church St. NE. Before the event, several Vienna churches will ring their bells at the times the four planes crashed. 703-255-6330.

10 a.m. -- Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services will sponsor "Seconds of Silence," with 3,000 seconds of silence and a wall of names, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21079 The Woods Rd., Leesburg. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket and gather on the grounds overlooking Springhouse Pond. 703-669-0316 or

10 a.m. -- The Stafford County Board of Supervisors, Stafford's fire and rescue community and American Legion Post 290 will host a ceremony in front of the Stafford Courthouse on Route 1. 540-658-4159.

10:05 a.m. -- Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue will join fire departments across the country in a remembrance ceremony at the station, 20688 Ashburn Rd. Bells will chime at 10:05 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. for the World Trade Center towers and there will be remarks by Chief Mark Wood and the reciting of the Firefighters Prayer. 703-729-0006.

11 a.m. -- A remembrance ceremony will be held on the lawn of the Spotsylvania County Courthouse, 9104 Courthouse Rd. in Spotsylvania, with refreshments provided after the ceremony by American Legion Post 320. 540-582-7055, Ext. 293.

11:45 a.m. -- Bob McGrath of "Sesame Street" will lead a singing of "America the Beautiful" during the 32nd Annual International Children's Festival's world cultures program, Wolf Trap, 1624 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-642-0862.

1 p.m. -- The All Dulles Area Muslim Society will host a community open house with local Christian and Jewish speakers, performances of Muslims peace songs and light refreshments, 46970 Community Plaza, Sterling. 703-435-2400 or

4:30 p.m. -- A remembrance ceremony will include remarks by Alexandria Mayor Kerry J. Donley, a moment of silence, presentation of a commissioned artwork by artist and firefighter Lt. Michael McGurk and a performance by soprano Leslie Cohen, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

6 p.m. -- The Washington Moroccan Club invites Moroccans in America, Americans of Moroccan ancestry and Americans who have worked, traveled or lived in Morocco to an evening of remembrance, with a presentation by Aziz Mekouar, the Moroccan ambassador to the United States, and a video, "Bridges Across Cultures," Casablanca Restaurant, 1504 King St., Alexandria. 703-623-8421 or

6 p.m. -- Boy Scout Troop 950 will retire with full ceremony a U.S. flag used by a volunteer firehouse, Sterling North firehouse. 46700 Middlefield Dr., Sterling. 703-430-4013.

6 p.m. -- A dedication ceremony will be held at Aquia Harbour Memorial Garden, next to Schnopp Park on Aquia Drive in Stafford. 540-659-3050.

6:30 p.m. -- American Legion Posts 129, 130 and 225 will sponsor "We Will Remember," Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Ave. 703-248-5003.

6:30 p.m. -- The Town of Herndon will hold a tribute with patriotic music and, at 8 p.m., the lighting of candles and reading of the names of the victims, sponsored by the Herndon-Dulles Chamber of Commerce. 703-437-5556.

7 p.m. -- "Day of Remembrance," an interfaith service featuring dance and music and reflections by representatives of seven religions, George Mason University Center for the Arts, Braddock Road and Route 123, Fairfax County. 703-993-8877.

7 p.m. -- The Arlington Symphony Orchestra and a 150-member choral group will perform a concert that will feature stories from the Pentagon attack as collected and told by oral historian John Spelman, Netherlands Carillon near the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, Arlington Boulevard and Meade Street. Rain date is Sept. 12. 703-228-3314 or

7 p.m. -- Greenspring Village community will release three doves, then hold a vespers service at 7:15 p.m. with Hebrew, Tao Te Ching, Koran and Christian scripture readings and musical prayers. RSVP at 703-923-4690.

7 p.m. -- Dulles Town Center will sponsor a candlelight vigil and ceremony featuring a vocalist performing Americana selections, Dulles Town Commons amphitheater, adjacent to the Remington Apartment Homes. 703-404-7100.

7 p.m. -- Berryville will hold a patriotic rally, with performances by the Clarke County Community Band, St. Luke's Gospel Chorus, and the Clarke County High School Band, Rose Hill Park, south side of East Main Street (Business Route 7), between Church Street and Chalmers Court. A $7 chicken barbecue dinner will be available at 5 p.m. from the John H. Enders Fire Company. 540-955-4001.

7:30 p.m. -- "Darkness to Light," an interfaith service of peace and hope with 12 participating congregations, including Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Congregation and the Baha'i Community of Arlington, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington.. 703-527-5500.

7:30 p.m. -- Girl Scout Junior Troop 816 of Springfield will hold a candlelight vigil and dedicate the troop's garden to the victims of Sept. 11. Bring candles. Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. 703-451-4680.

7:30 p.m. -- A Patriot Day remembrance ceremony will be held at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas. 703-361-6599.

7:30 p.m. -- Mayor Frank Etro and Loudoun County churches will host a remembrance ceremony and service with pastors from five local churches, Round Hill Park, across from the Amoco Station on West Loudoun Street/Business Route 7, Round Hill. 540-338-6306.

7:30 p.m. -- The Town of Leesburg will host a memorial ceremony with performances by Destiny Church Choir of Leesburg and the Loudoun Border Fife and Drum Corp, town green, 25 W. Market St. 703-777-2420.

8 p.m. -- "Voices from 9-11: A Vigil of Faith, Hope and Love" will feature musical performances and firsthand accounts of altruism and service in the wake of the attacks, Washington National Cathedral. 202-537-6248.


The District

7:30 p.m. -- "Building in the Aftermath," a series of lectures and exhibitions sponsored by the National Building Museum, will premiere with a lecture by architect Thom Mayne on the future development of the World Trade Center, 401 F St. NW. Registration is $17 for nonmembers, $12 for members, and $10 for students. 202-272-2448.



9 a.m. -- The first annual Rock and Run Race, a 5K race in honor of Kris Romeo Bishundat and others who lost there lives in the Sept. 11 attacks, will begin at Thomas Stone High School, 3785 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf. Advanced registration is $20, $30 Saturday morning. 202-320-3177 or


All day -- A memorial program will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department. It is in conjunction with Centreville Day, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Centreville Crossing Shopping Center on East Braddock Road and throughout the Centreville Historic District. 703-631-3200 or

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