Community remembers 9/11

To commemorate Sept. 11, several events are planned around the community. From remembrance ceremonies to a dinner for on-duty first responders, the community will come together to honor this tragic day.


The Walking Club of New Town will host an inaugural 9/11 walk. Participants will walk alongside first responders on a one, two or three-mile long course. The walk includes a special 9/11 ceremony in Veterans Park at about 6 p.m.

All registered walkers receive a free beer or wine and 20 percent off the entire purchase at Paul's Deli that evening. In addition, all donations on Sept. 11 will go to local first responders.

The walk begins at 5:45 p.m. at Iron-Bound Gym, 4325 New Town Avenue. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome to participate.


Spring Arbor Senior Living of Williamsburg will host a cookout for first responders from 10:30 a.m. — 3 p.m.

All police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel are invited. The cookout is at 935 Capitol Landing Road.

Memorial Dinner

The Jefferson will hosting its 17th Annual September 11th Memorial Dinner at 4 p.m.

All on-duty fire, police and EMS personnel serving Williamsburg, James City County and York County are invited to this event. Service members eat free courtesy of Mark Wright and the Jefferson.

You can make reservations through the Jefferson by calling 229-2296. The Jefferson Restaurant is at 1453 Richmond Road.

Remembrance Ceremony

Cub Scout Pack 414 will hold its 8th Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 7 p.m. at the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department, 3135 Forge Road.

The event is free and open to the public. All active and retired military personnel, first responders, police officers and firefighters are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

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