Chesterfield County sponsors two 9/11 commemorative events

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Chesterfield County will hold two memorial events, one on Sept. 9, and the other on Sept. 11.

On Friday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m., the Chesterfield County Fire and EMS Department, Sheriff's Office and Police Department will hold a memorial celebration on the lawn of the Chesterfield Historic Courthouse Building. The public is invited to attend this free event. A piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be unveiled as part of the ceremony.

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation will present a free concert by the Richmond Symphony on Sunday, Sept. 11, 5 p.m., at Henricus Historical Park to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Conducted by Steven Smith, the program will include works by Dvorak, Copland, Gershwin, Beethoven and Bernstein.

Parking is free, and light refreshments will be available for purchase. The rain date is Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets, as seating will not be provided. Henricus Historical Park is located at 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.

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