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9-11 Memorial 5K

On Saturday, September 11, at 6:00 p.m. Arlington Policemen, Firemen, Sheriff, and other individuals will participate in a 5k race in memory of 9-11. The race is limited to 3,500 participants, so be sure and secure your spot before it is too late.

The course is generally flat and includes running around parts of the Pentagon. The price to participate is $30 through September 10. Race day the price will be $35. The race begins and ends at The Crystal City Double Tree Hotel at 300 Army Navy Drive.

All runners will receive a long sleeve t-shirt, and post race festivities with awards, food, beverage, and entertainment at the Double Tree Hotel. Sign up for the race today!

Proceeds from the race will go to 9-11 related charities, such as the Fisher House Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Project and Operation Purple.  

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Bikers Gather In Pennsylvania To Honor 9-11 First Responders

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Bikers from all over the country are gathering in western Pennsylvania for a ride honoring the first responders and others who died in the 2001 terror attacks.

A volunteer group called the America's 911 Foundation is sponsoring their 10th annual ride that starts in Somerset. The group wants to call attention to first responders and remind people to never forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The bikers will begin their ride early Friday and pass the site of the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville before heading to the Pentagon. On Saturday, the group will travel to ground zero in New York City.

The group was formed in October 2001, when it had its first ride. This year, more than 700 bikers and police escorts are scheduled to participate.

Pentagon Allows Muslims to Pray Onsite Daily

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Americans are bitterly debating the proposed building of a mosque near New York's ground zero, Muslims have been praying for years less than 80 feet from where another hijacked jetliner struck.

The Pentagon chapel is part of a memorial to the 184 people killed in 2001 when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the west side of the Pentagon and plowed through three of the building's five office rings.

As part of its massive renovation, the Pentagon opened the nondenominational chapel in November 2002. The chapel hosts a daily prayer group and weekly worship service for Muslims and provides similar services for Jews, Hindus, Mormons, Protestants, Catholics and Episcopalians.

Pentagon officials say that no one in the military or the families of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has ever protested.

Assault and Robbery at Hotel in Arlington

Arlington County Police are currently investigating a robbery that occurred this past Saturday, August 14, at a hotel in the 2400 block of South Glebe Road in Arlington, VA. The incident occurred at 11:45 p.m. when a suspect, described as an African American male around 40 years old, 5’8” and 180 pounds knocked on a woman’s hotel room and forced entry. He restrained two female occupants and sexually assaulted one of them. He stole electronics and money and then fled from the scene.

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Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Arlington County Observes Labor Day

This year Labor Day falls on Monday, September 6. All of Arlington County courts, schools, public libraries, administrative offices and nature centers will be closed on this day in observance of the holiday.

For more details about the closures you can visit: http://www.arlingtonva.us/Portals/Topics/HolidaySchedule.aspx

 

Firefighters Battle Early Morning Blaze In Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Arlington County firefighters battled a blaze in the 2100 block of N. Edison Street early Tuesday morning.

Officials say the fire broke out in a vacant 2-story house around 4:09 a.m. Firefighters arriving on scene found flames coming from the front porch and spreading inside the building.

The blaze was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.

Officials say the home appears to be vacant.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.