Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center commemorates the 16th Anniversary of Sept. 11th through service


— The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center will commemorate the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th through service and volunteerism, by rekindling the spirit of hope and community that followed the devastating day. As we approach the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have the opportunity to create a positive legacy through the powerful force of service.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, the Volunteer Center and its partners, including Anne Arundel Recreation & Parks, Friends of Anne Arundel Trails, Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Ocean Conservancy, the USNA Midshipmen Action Group and community volunteers, will remember Sept. 11 with environmental projects starting at the Maryland W.W. II Memorial overlooking the Severn River and continuing to Jonas Green Park.

Join Anne Arundel County Chief Administrative Officer, Mark Hartzell at 8:30 am on Sept. 9th for a brief ceremony at the Maryland World War II Memorial. Keynote Speaker Timothy Altomare, Police Chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, will inspire the community to be prepared and resilient. The ceremony will also be attended by several elected officials and candidates.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30 am and end by 9 am so that the volunteers can maximize their time with environmental service projects at the Memorial and at Jonas Green Park. This is a “rain or shine event” and will only be delayed or cancelled if there are local thunder storms.

Pre-registration for volunteers is required. For more information, contact 410-897-9207, or go to