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Arlington County Government, VA / 9/11

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11 Sep 2020

This documentary project was sponsored by Arlington Public Library and the Historic Preservation Program.

To learn more, full interviews will be available at the Center for Local History, Arlington Central Library.

If you served in Arlington on 9/11 and wish to share your experience, please contact:

Diane Kresh, Director, Arlington Public Library at dkresh@arlingtonva.us

Arlington County Government will commemorate the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and express gratitude to all those who responded that day during a 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Sep. 10. Learn more: https://topics.arlingtonva.us/arlingtonremembers/
  • 7 participants
  • 10 minutes
responders
emergency
explosion
trauma
incident
terrifying
evacuate
preparedness
airplane
fairfax
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12 Sep 2019

Crew members from the USS Arlington were welcomed at Arlington’s Fire Station 5 before running in the The Arlington Police, Fire & Sheriff 9/11 Memorial Race. The USS Arlington honors the 184 victims and the thousands of emergency, fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County and localities in the National Capital Region who provided critical emergency assistance after the attack on 9/11.

Learn more: https://topics.arlingtonva.us/ussarlington/
Visit the ship's official Navy page: https://www.public.navy.mil/surflant/lpd24/Pages/default.aspx

Learn more about the U.S.S. Arlington at https://www.public.navy.mil/surflant/lpd24/Pages/default.aspx
  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
arlington
alton
uss
memorialize
pentagon
named
heritage
county
heroic
responders
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11 Sep 2019

On the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on America, Arlington County officials, public safety officers, and distinguished guests pay tribute to those who lost their lives and those who were among the first responders.
  • 3 participants
  • 12 minutes
arlington
pentagon
responders
citizens
officials
washington
civilian
county
flagpole
september
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11 Sep 2018

Arlington County Virginia's annual ceremony commemorating the events of September 11 2001 featuring members of Arlington's Fire, Police and Sheriff's Office.
  • 3 participants
  • 13 minutes
arlington
citizens
responders
officials
county
morning
pentagon
flag
september
honor
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11 Sep 2017

At 9:30 AM on September 11 2017, the 16th anniversary of the attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Towers was commemorated by Arlington County Fire, Police, Sheriff and honor guard in front of the County office building at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington VA. County Board Chairman Jay Fisette gave the address.
  • 3 participants
  • 13 minutes
arlington
responders
county
citizens
flags
honor
pentagon
compassion
tragedy
morning
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9 Sep 2016

James Schwartz retells his account of 9/11 as the incident commander during the response to the Pentagon.
  • 4 participants
  • 9 minutes
responders
emergency
911
incident
civilian
fbi
began
reported
september
pentagon
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11 Sep 2014

Arlington Virginia's memorial ceremony for the victims of the Sept. 11 2001 attack on the Pentagon. Sept. 11 2014.
  • 3 participants
  • 6 minutes
arlington
flag
ceremony
honor
flagpole
citizens
morning
county
prayers
september
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11 Sep 2014

Arlington Fire Chief James Schwartz tells the story of the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11 2001 from his perspective as the site commander on the scene for the Arlington County Fire Dept. The talk was recorded on Sept. 11 2014 and was sponsored by the Arlington County Historical Society.
  • 1 participant
  • 1:09 hours
firefighting
firefighters
firefighter
responders
history
volunteers
1898
battalion
foundation
experience
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3 May 2013

Five years after its keel was laid down the USS Arlington finally sailed into its home port of Norfolk Virginia where it was commissioned into active service in the United States Navy. It was a memorable and moving beginning to what Arlington officials hope is a long relationship.


In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US Navy requisitioned three ships that would commemorate the events, pay honor to the Americans who died, and tribute to the efforts of the first responders who were America's first line of defense on that day.

The USS Arlington is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. This is the third USS Arlington, the previous two having served between WWII and Vietnam. It's a history that highlights the unique relationship between Arlington County and the military.

Because of that unique relationship, Arlington wanted to give the USS Arlington a homecoming unlike any the Navy had ever seen before: a salute from the emergency officials who responded to the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11.

It was an emotional homecoming for the crew which had spent two years in Mississippi preparing the ship for active duty and the first responders salute only added to the powerful feelings of this day. The homecoming event highlighted the growing relationship between the two Arlingtons: county and ship.

That legacy is going to be preserved in a planned Tribute Room onboard the USS Arlington, which will pay honor to both the victims and the heroes of the attack on the Pentagon. A living legacy of Arlington's response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the tribute room will be an important ambassador for our county, as it hosts events and dignitaries all around the world.

As the USS Arlington was commissioned into active duty, the men and women who serve on it bore with them the hopes of a nation, and the special hopes of our community that the relationship we've started will continue to grow over time.

The USS Arlington Commission is still looking for contributions to help build the Tribute Room. So if you'd like to donate, or to find out more about the ship, go to

www.USSArlingtonLPD24.org.
  • 7 participants
  • 7 minutes
arlington
navy
sailors
uss
ship
homeport
salute
virginia
homecoming
memorial
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6 Apr 2013

The USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned on April 6, 2013, at Naval Station Norfolk. USS Arlington, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Arlington, Virginia, the location of the Pentagon. Like her sister ships, USS New York and Somerset, she is named in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Steel taken from the Pentagon after the September 11 attacks will be displayed aboard.

Arlington's keel was laid down on 26 May 2008, at Northrop Grumman's Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was launched on November 23, 2010, with her christening on March 26, 2011. Mrs. Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, is the ship's sponsor.
  • 13 participants
  • 1:17 hours
warship
arlington
warships
uss
ship
sailors
commander
veterans
orders
proclamation
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11 Sep 2011

A memorial event held by Arlington County Virginia at the U.S. Air Force Memorial on Sept. 10, 2011 to honor the 184 inividuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
  • 5 participants
  • 41 minutes
gratitude
arlington
911
prayer
remembrance
amen
manassas
ceremony
responders
citizens
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9 Sep 2011

Former Arlington County Manager Ron Carlee hosts a roundtable discussion with former ACFD Chief Ed Plaugher, current ACFD Chief James Schwartz, Gen. James Jackson (Ret.), and FBI Special Agent Christopher Combs, all of whom were first responders to the terrorist attack ont he Pentagon on 9/11.
  • 5 participants
  • 30 minutes
responders
commanding
911
commander
pentagon
emergency
responsibility
civilian
headquarters
counterterrorism
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26 Mar 2011

The USS Arlington was christened on March 26, 2011 in Pascagoula Mississippi. The ship was named in memory of the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon and the first responders who were responsible for saving lives that day. For this reason, Arlington Fire Chief James H. Schwartz was asked to deliver the keynote address.
  • 5 participants
  • 11 minutes
arlington
commander
lieutenant
chief
firefighter
battalion
pentagon
responders
honoring
christening
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29 Nov 2010

This special segment of AVN's magazine show "Here/now" takes an in-depth look at Arlington's gift of World Trade Center steel, which was presented to us by FDNY on a very special weekend.
  • 5 participants
  • 12 minutes
firefighters
firefighter
arlington
york
911
city
trip
patriotism
foundation
fdny
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11 Sep 2010

NewsMakers coverage of the Arlington 9-11 Police-Fire-Sheriff Memorial 5K Race. Sept. 11, 2010 in Crystal City, Arlington VA
  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
911
arlington
memorial
5k
000
runners
police
year
community
war
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11 Sep 2010

NewsMakers coverage of the Arlington VA 9-11 Memorial Girl's Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. Sept. 11, 2010 Arlington VA
  • 4 participants
  • 3 minutes
responders
tournament
softball
team
teamwork
sports
arlington
remembrance
great
resilience
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29 Aug 2010

The Arlington County Fire Department accepts the gift of a damaged steel beam from the World Trade Center, brought from New York by the Fire Dept of New York. August 29 2010.
  • 4 participants
  • 3 minutes
arlington
firefighters
york
steel
tower
fdny
pentagon
honor
bond
911
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9 Sep 2009

A segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", "Artscape" takes a look at all things cultural around Arlington. In this episode, we take a poignant look at the Pentagon Memorial.
  • 5 participants
  • 8 minutes
grief
happened
somber
sister
told
honor
army
awe
memorial
caring
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25 Sep 2008

A segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", "We're All Arlington" features short biographies of Arlington residents, highlighting our county's amazing diversity. This episode's subject is Lisa Thompson who has worked the county's 9-1-1 call center for nearly 30 years, including the day of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • 1 participant
  • 5 minutes
police
officers
washington
virginia
communication
arlington
dc
firefighters
home
happened
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25 Sep 2008

This special segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", features Director of Arlington County Library Diane Kresh interviewing Pat Creed, co-author of the book: "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11."
  • 4 participants
  • 8 minutes
arlington
firefighters
911
pentagon
firefight
emergency
county
book
controversy
volunteer
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25 Sep 2008

This special segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", features Director of Arlington County Library Diane Kresh interviewing Pat Creed, co-author of the book: "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11."
  • 3 participants
  • 6 minutes
firefighters
challenges
blaze
smoke
arlington
fought
building
complexity
1941
collapsed
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25 Sep 2008

This special segment of AVN's monthly magazine show, "Here/now", features Director of Arlington County Library Diane Kresh interviewing Pat Creed, co-author of the book: "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11."
  • 3 participants
  • 8 minutes
firefighters
rescuers
firefighter
heroism
military
story
resiliency
officers
incident
compelling
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26 May 2008

Arlington is proud of its namesake, the Navy's new ship "USS Arlington." The ship will be commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk in early April. Supporters attended a reception at the Army-Navy Country Club, where they heard from the ship's commander and others about the planned Commissioning in April . A Tribute Room on board the ship will recognize and honor first responders and those who lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

USS Arlington (LPD-24), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is planned to be the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Arlington, Virginia, the location of the Pentagon. Like her sister ships, USS New York and Somerset, she is named in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Steel taken from the Pentagon after the September 11 attacks will be displayed aboard.

Arlington's keel was laid down on 26 May 2008, at Northrop Grumman's Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was launched on November 23, 2010, with her christening on March 26, 2011. Mrs. Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, is the ship's sponsor.

The commissioning date has not been officially announced but tentatively set for April 6, 2013 at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • 3 participants
  • 3 minutes
arlington
arlingtonva
navy
pentagon
uss
tribute
commander
honor
supporters
responders
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11 Sep 2001

Ten years after the attack on the Pentagon, five leaders who were in charge at the scene recall their initial reactions and responses to the tragedy, Panelists include former Arlington Fire Chief Ed Plaugher, former Assistant Fire Chief James Schwartz, FBI Special Agent Chris Combs and General James T. Jackson (ret.). The moderator is former Arlington County Manager Ron Carlee.
  • 5 participants
  • 1:08 hours
pentagon
responders
commanders
emergency
military
911
incidents
terrorism
casualties
civilians
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11 Sep 2001

The United States Army presented a section of the Pentagon destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attack to the Arlington County Fire Department in recognition of their and other responders' heroism that day and the days that followed.
  • 5 participants
  • 5 minutes
responders
military
pentagon
memorial
honored
heroes
arlington
911
chief
stone
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