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Arlington To Hold Annual Ceremony Virtually on 9/11


A plane takes off from Washington Reagan National Airport as a large American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon ahead of ceremonies at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor the 184 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

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 to accommodate the coronavirus pandemic. 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.

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