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Leesylvania Collects Donations for 9/11 Day

Prince William County firefighter Kenyon Sweet climbed up on a semi truck to have a closer look at one of four large pieces of steel from taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. (Mary Davidson/

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge will collect donations for the Fort Belvoir Fisher House as part of series of events honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and Virginia.

Between now and Sept. 14, the park will collect donations for the center that provides a “home away from home” for military families while visiting a loved one in the care of the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, according to a press release from Virginia State Parks.

Leesylvania State Park is one of 35 state parks this month that are participating in a National Day of Service in Remembrance of the terrorist attacks. The annual remembrance was instituted by congress in 2009., and it’s held each year on Sept. 11.

Virginia’s park service has provided a link to a listing of all participating parks and the subsequent special events planned.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 after jets slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, and into a field in Shanksville, Pa.


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