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The District is laying out its plans to observe the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The city will sponsor several events marking the ten years that have passed since September 11, 2001 to honor those who lost their lives and to acknowledge the commitment of first responders.

On Friday, Sept. 9, school programs promoting peace and tolerance will remember three D.C. Public School students, three D.C. teachers, and two National Geographic Society staffers who died in one of the planes hijacked on 9-11.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, children from across the city will toss white rose petals into the Potomac River to honor all those who lost their lives.

On the day itself, Sept. 11, an afternoon tribute at Freedom Plaza will precede an evening candlelight service at the First Baptist Church of Washington.

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