Remembering Our Nations Loss on 9/11

September 11, 2020

2020 marks 19 years since the 9/11 terrorist attack that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 American citizens. This year, remembrance events will be different due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The annual ceremony held at the Chesapeake 9/11 memorial site will be virtual this year and will be held live on the Chesapeake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Facebook page. In Virginia Beach, a small group of retired military, law enforcement, and fire officers will carry a 700-pound “Honor Log” for a 6-mile round trip on the boardwalk, beginning at the Navy Seal Memorial. If you are self-isolating, you can still take part in remembrance events. Wreaths Across America is encouraging people across the country to stand outside and wave an American flag for one minute at 8:46am, 9:03am, 9:37am, and 10:03am to mark when each plane crashed on 9/11. The non-profit veterans advocate group encourages participants to share their videos online to help remember, honor, and teach the generation born after 9/11. 

For more information on remembrance events in the Hampton Roads area, visit www.wavy.com. Photo credit to www.911memorial.org.