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Friday, September 9, 2011 7:30 PM
A Call to Compassion: A Concert to Honor. Brahms Requiem
At Kennedy Center.
In partnership with the Pentagon Memorial Fund, the Cathedral will present a special performance of Brahms’s Requiem on Friday, September 9, at 7:30 pm. The concert will be given in honor of the 9/11 Pentagon victims and survivors, their families, and emergency response personnel, as well as the nearly 6,000 fallen military service members whose lives have since been lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
The families of the Pentagon victims and survivors, civilian personnel and active duty military members, veterans and wounded warriors are all being extended invitations to attend.
This night’s ceremonies to honor the victims and special guests will feature the Cathedral’s Pentagon Cross: made from fragments from the face of the Pentagon attacked on 9/11, it was presented to the Cathedral as a gift by the U.S. Army chief of chaplains “in recognition that we are united in memory, united in freedom, and united in faith, hope, and love for God, our nation, and all humankind.”