The September 11 Memorial Tree Grove in nearby Langdon Park was originally planted by residents of Ward 5, and includes Cherry, Magnolia and Dogwood trees. The Grove was planted in honor of three students, three District of Columbia teachers and two staff members from the National Geographic Society who were among the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. All were killed on American Airlines Flight 77 after it was hijacked at Dulles International Airport and crashed into the Pentagon.
It’s time for a refresh and renewal. On Saturday, April 13th the trees in the Grove will be mulched and weeded to maintain the quality of the Memorial, and Casey Trees and volunteers will plant 39 new trees. Your help is needed and welcome. Register to volunteer here. Donations towards the planting can be made here.
The event is co-sponsored by Premier Community Development Corporation (PCDC), the Woodridge Civic Association, the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and the Geneva Ivey Day School. Breakfast and lunch refreshments will be provided by the Brentwood Giant, Costco and Whole Foods. Meet up with fellow volunteers at 1800 Franklin Street. The planting will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Follow the Ward 5 September 11 Memorial Grove on Twitter.