Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz tells the story of the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11 2001.
September 11 History
On this episode, we remember and pay tribute to those who were lost 13 years ago during the Septemeber 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, invite you to explore and celebrate the Hispanic heritage in Arlington, check out a newly renovated Glencarlyn park, celebrate the opening of the Route 50 and Courthouse road interchange and more.
September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and there’s a bunch of fun stuff going on that can help you be prepared. We’ll tell you more about them later and take a look at a ceremony honoring those who are the most prepared of all — Arlington’s First Responders.
Five years after its keel was laid down the USS Arlington finally sailed into its home port of Norfolk Virginia where it was commissioned into active service in the United States Navy. It was a memorable and moving beginning to what Arlington officials hope is a long relationship.
The USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned on April 6, 2013, at Naval Station Norfolk. She is named in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Steel taken from the Pentagon after the September 11 attacks will be displayed aboard.
The United States Army presented a section of the Pentagon destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack to the Arlington County Fire Department in recognition of their and other responders’ heroism that day and the days that followed.