LIVE at the #AlexandriaVA 9/11 Remembrance ceremony #NeverForget

Posted by RedBrickTown.com on Saturday, September 10, 2016

On Saturday, September 10, the City of Alexandria, Virginia marked the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 with a remembrance ceremony. On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked commercial airliners to strike targets in the United States including the nearby Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks.

The hour-long event held in Market Square paid tribute to those who responded without fear, acted without hesitation, and gave their lives to save others.

The ceremony featured remarks from Mayor Allison Silberberg and representatives from the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Office. The tribute included a “Return to Quarters” bell-ringing ceremony and musical performances by the award-winning Alexandria Harmonizers ( a STIRRING rendition of God Bless America) and the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums.

In case you couldn’t make it, see video from the event above and photos from the event at this link.

This commercial still brings tears fifteen years later. What people may not remember about this commercial is that Budweiser only aired it once during Super Bowl 36 so as not to benefit financially from it – they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event and honor the victims of September 11, 2001.

In the ad, the Budweiser Clydesdale’s honor the memory of the fallen with an unforgettable, breathtaking bow.

Anheuser-Busch’s creative team came up with the concept and moved mountains to make the commercial, according to KTVI.

Pentagon 9/11

City of Alexandria Hosts 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Alexandria, Virginia invites the public to a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked commercial airliners to strike targets in the United States including the nearby Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks.

The hour-long event, to be held on Saturday, September 10, at 5 p.m. in Market Square (301 King St.), will pay tribute to those who responded without fear, acted without hesitation, and gave their lives to save others.

The ceremony will feature remarks from Mayor Allison Silberberg and representatives from the Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Office. The tribute will include the “Return to Quarters” bell-ringing ceremony and musical performances by the award-winning Alexandria Harmonizers and the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums. The program is FREE and will be held rain or shine.

For more information, please contact the Office of Special Events at 703.746.5418, or call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.


Some time ago, I re-introduced the weekly palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on this blog. During the week, I post about road closures, stores opening, stores closing, news and things to do around Alexandria, Virginia. So, I thought maybe one post during the week could be just for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.

For this week, whether you have had a good week or a bad one, ICYMI, this video of ESPN’s 30 for 30 short film ‘First Pitch’ will surely put a smile on your face. This short film is REALLY well done and is well worth a watch. All 24 minutes are here for you.

With the 14th anniversary of September 11 this past week, there are many terrible memories to relive. This is one moment to cherish. Could it be because it was one of the last moments of national unity in the United States? Enjoy!

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