Commonwealth’s Patriot Day Ceremony

The Commonwealth’s Patriot Day Ceremony will be held at the Virginia War Memorial on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Shrine of Memory: Global War On Terrorism and Beyond. Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl Leonard will be the keynote speaker and will share his experiences on 9/11 as his Coast Guard unit was deployed to New York City and Ground Zero. The Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort will play selections of patriotic music.

This annual ceremony commemorates the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Northern Virginia and the downing of the aircraft in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the ceremony. Attendees are requested to arrive early in order to be seated for the 11 a.m. start time. There is no admission charge and parking is free.

The Virginia War Memorial’s documentary film, “A New Century, A New War”, will be played in our Reynolds Theater throughout the day.

Event Details

Date & Time

Location

Virginia War Memorial

June 11, 2022

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Virginia Living Museum
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August 13, 2022

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