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City to Hold 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Event

Mayor Dwight C. Jones invites the public to join in a Day of Service and Remembrance on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in recognition of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The event will be held outside of Marshall Plaza at 900 East Marshall Street.

The formal event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the ringing of bells, color guard and moment of silence. One of the youngest first-responders at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Evandra Thompson will be the event’s keynote speaker. Additionally, United States Army Brigadier General Jack Haley, 38th Chief of Ordnance at Fort Lee will also bring remarks regarding preparedness. Following the formal event, there will be an opportunity to learn more about emergency preparedness with the City’s Office of Emergency Management and to tour the City’s Mobile Command Post. The Richmond Fire Department will review fire safety in the home with the use of the City’s mobile Fire Safety House. The Richmond Ambulance Authority will provide Hands-Only…