COVID-19 has moved the event recognizing September 11 attacks to online only.

Arlington County, Virginia, will recognize the 19-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as part of an online-only event at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The event will pay tribute to 9/11 first responders as part of a presentation that will includes the Arlington County Public Safety Combined Honor Guard and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Bozman Government Center.

There will also be a moment of silence held at 9:37 a.m., marking the moment that the Pentagon was attacked by a hijacked plane. There were 184 lives lost in the Washington, D.C., attack among the 2,996 total killed that day.

Watch the event on the county’s websiteYouTube channel,  Facebook Page. Local viewers can also watch the event on the county’s public channels—either channel 1085 on Comcast or channel 39 on Verizon.

The event is limited in scope compared to last year when a public ceremony was held, featuring the county manager as well as the chiefs of the police and fire departments. 

Remember, no public attendance is allowed! Be sure to share this story to get the word out about the online-only event Friday morning.