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Day of Remembrance for 9/11/01
Submitted | City of Charlottesville | Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:32 p.m.

The Charlottesville Fire Department will provide a place of reflection and remembrance for the community on 9/11/18.

The Charlottesville Fire Department’s Fontaine Fire Station 9/11 Memorial Atrium will be open to the public tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11th to provide the community a place to reflect upon the events of 9/11. On the morning of September 11th, 2001, there were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington DC and Shanksville Pennsylvania. The attacks killed 2,997 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.
 
The memorial atrium at the Fontaine Fire station houses a piece of 9/11 World Trade Center Steel, an artifact from the Pentagon and an artifact from the field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Our Fontaine Fire Station’s atrium was designed to create a place of reflection, 9/11 remembrance, and to reinforce community resilience.
 
Any and all area community members are invited to stop by throughout the day between the hours of 830am and 7pm at the Fontaine Avenue Fire Station and Training Facility located at 2420 Fontaine Avenue. The door will be open, there will be light refreshments and the space will be available for anyone who wishes to join us in remembering all those who died on 9/11 and honor those who gave their lives to save others. “We will never forget”

 

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