2700 Neabsco Common Place, Suite 125, Woodbridge VA 22191

Prince William County to Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 9th

Remembrance Ceremony September 11th

Written By: Prince William County

Prince William County to Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 9

Prince William County lost 22 people on Sept. 11, 2001, more than any other community in the region.

On Friday, Sept. 9, the county will host a remembrance ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Liberty Memorial, between Prince William Parkway and the James J. McCoart Administration Building, at one County Complex Court. The ceremony will mark the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, honoring and remembering the county’s fallen and the nearly 3,000 others killed in the attacks that day.

The ceremony will include a moment of silence, remarks from Prince William Chair At-Large Ann B. Wheeler, a wreath laying, a benediction, and the playing of taps.

The Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department will perform the Tolling of the Bell during the ceremony to mark the county’s loss. Traditionally, fire and rescue departments rang a bell in three sets of five tolls to mark when a firefighter died in the line of duty. The bell ringing is a custom brought forward from the days before telephones and radios.

Prince William County residents who died on 9/11 include:

Sergeant First Class John J. Chada, U.S. Army, Retired

Specialist Jamie L. Fallon, U.S. Navy

Amelia V. Fields

Lt. Col. Robert J. Hymel, U.S. Air Force, Retired

Sergeant Major Lacey B. Ivory, U.S. Army

Judith L. Jones

David W. Laychak

James T. Lynch, Jr.

Gene E. Maloy

Robert J. Maxwell

Molly L. McKenzie

Craig J. Miller

Diana B. Padro

Rhonda S. Rasmussen

Edward V. Rowenhorst

Judy Rowlett

Donald D. Simmons

Jeff L. Simpson

Cheryle D. Sincock

Chief Information Systems Technician Gregg H. Smallwood, U.S. Navy

Sergeant Major Larry L. Strickland, U.S. Army

Sandra L. White