On September 11, 2020 it will have been 19-years since the attacks in Arlington, Virginia, New York City, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services has taken on the responsibility to honor the bravery that was displayed on this day, and to ensure we remember those innocent lives lost. Once again, they will host two services, one in the morning for First Responders, and another in the evening for the Goochland Community. Community members are welcome to attend both services.
Individuals attending are asked to maintain proper social distancing throughout the remembrance services. Individuals are also encouraged to wear a facial covering or mask during the services.
At 9:45 a.m. members of the first responder community (Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services and Goochland County Sheriff’s Office) will gather at Goochland County Fire-Rescue Company 5 – Courthouse station (2710 Fairground Rd., Goochland, VA 23063) to conduct the annual service in memory of the First Responders. As in past years they will toll the bell and read the names of those members of FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority of NYNJ, and NYC-EMS who made the ultimate sacrifice.
On the evening of September 11th, they will assemble again at 7:00 p.m. at Goochland County Fire-Rescue Company 1 – Manakin station (180 River Rd., Manakin Sabot, VA 23103) to host a more community-oriented event. This event is open to the public. It is a moving tribute held at the site of the Goochland County Memorial to September 11, 2001, which is made with pieces of steel from the twin towers in New York City.