Friday, September 6, 2013

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 Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 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 8:45 a.m. with the ringing of bells and moment of silence. Following the formal event, there will be an opportunity to learn more about emergency preparedness through a training session held by the City of Richmond’s Office of Emergency Management, as well as guided tours and learning sessions in the City’s Mobile Command Post and the mobile Fire Safety House. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn Hands-Only CPR with our partners from Richmond Ambulance Authority.

There will also be volunteer opportunities throughout the day. Volunteer registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. before the formal event. For more information about volunteering throughout the year, visit www.RichmondGov.com/neighbortoneighbor. In addition to volunteering, you can help support the local community by participating in the City of Richmond and AARP food drive. Donations of nonperishable foods will be accepted at the September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance event or prior to the event at City Hall, 900 East Broad Street; Marshall Plaza; Richmond Fire Headquarters, 201 East Franklin Street; Richmond Police Headquarters, 200 West Grace Street; East District Center, 701 25th Street; and Southside Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Road. All food collected with be donated to FeedMore.

Click here for a complete agenda of the day’s events.