District Events in Commemoration of 9-11

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Fri., Sept. 9 -- Day of Tolerance

D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) "Lessons in Promoting Tolerance and Peace"

Description: Throughout the day s leading up to 9-11, DCPS students will be engaged in instructional lessons and activities teaching tolerance and promoting peace. A One City One World: Peace, Tolerance, Service and Remembrance page on the DCPS educators' portal will be launched to support teachers with instructional resources (such as lesson plans) aligned with the goals of the day. A message will be placed in the Principal's and Educator's Weekly about how to make the day meaningful for DCPS students.


9 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

Remembering Our Students, Teachers and National Geographic Chaperones

Leckie Elementary School

4201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SW

Description: This ceremony will honor the three D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) students, three teachers and two National Geographic Society chaperones killed in the tragic 9-11 attacks. Families, teachers, students and former principals from impacted schools will participate in the program. The program will culminate with a tree planting ceremony hosted by the Washington Architectural Foundation.


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

A Special Exhibit: We Remember: Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the 9-11 Tragedy

Sumner School Museum and Archives

1201 17th Street, NW

Exhibit will run from September 9 until September 19

Description: The special exhibit at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives will pay tribute to the teachers and students from Backus, Ketcham and Leckie Elementary School who were lost in the tragedy 10 years ago. The exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am until 5 pm from September 9 to September 19, 2011.


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Global D.C.: Creating the Vision

Cardozo Senior High School

1200 Clifton Street, NW

Description: This event honors the lives lost on 9-11 by focusing on the need to prepare our city students for global citizenship in the 21st century. The program will include keynote speaker Dr. Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; a student panel; and the announcement of a new public-private initiative to advance global education in DC public and charter schools.


12 Noon, Sat., Sept. 10 -- Day of Peace

Passing of the Peace-Rose Petal Ceremony

Hains Point

Ohio Drive, SW

Description: Children from across the District will assemble at Hains Point to participate in a discussion about the values of peace in their communities, the United States and abroad. Following the exercise, the children will participate in a white rose petals ceremony to honor the lives lost during the 9-11 attacks and to symbolize peace.


Sun., Sept. 11 -- Day of Service and Remembrance

1 p.m. -4 p.m.

9-11 Anniversary Tribute and Service Day

Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets, NW

Sponsored by: Hands on Network and 9-11 Families

Hosted by Serve DC and Greater DC Cares

Description: This tribute serves as a time for the community to rekindle the spirit of service that emerged following the attacks of 9-11. It will showcase participants engaged in an onsite service project that will directly impact regional non-profits, schools and community-based organizations, including painting a 9-11 Remembrance Mural, assembling educational kits for students and writing honor cards to military families.


5 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

Candlelight Service of Remembrance: "Remembering Lives Lost...Honoring First Responders"

First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C.

1328 16th Street, NW

Description: The candlelight service will commemorate the lives of DC residents, students, teachers and chaperones who lost their lives during the terror attack 10 years ago. It will also highlight the service and commitment of first responders.