Friday, September 9, 2011

9-11 Events to Honor Firefighters; plus Documentary "Rebirth" on Ground Zero Rebuilding

Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh sent out this invitation to all DC residents to participate in ceremonies on Sunday, September 11, thanking firefighters and EMS workers for their service. These ceremonies will take place at Fire Stations throughout the District at the times noted below. There will also be a showing of a documentary "Rebirth," which will benefit the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Councilmember Cheh, colleagues on the Council of the District of Columbia, FEMS Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, FEMS Staff, President of Local 36 Ed Smith and members of the community will greet members of Engine 16, and thank them for their service to the District. Engine 16 protects the John A. Wilson Building and the White House. If you are able to make an event, please do not hesitate to RSVP to Anthony Lopez, alopez @

Engine 16 - 1018 13th Street NW Downtown*
Sunday - September 11, 2011
10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Councilmember Cheh will visit the Fire Stations in Ward 3 to express her gratitude for the work they do for our community.

10:30 AM
Engine 31 Station
4930 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Forest Hills/Chevy Chase*

11:00 AM
Engine 20
4300 Wisconsin Avenue

11:30 AM
Engine 29
4811 MacArthur Blvd

*Please note: Stations are not being taken out of service for the visits.


Screening  of the documentary REBIRTH at 5:45 PM
West End Cinema 2301 M Street, NW 
(Please note that the entrance to the theater is on 23rd Street between M and N Streets.)

The moving new documentary REBIRTH is a riveting journey into living history an act of personal witness to one of the most profound events in American history and the healing that has come in its wake.?The result of a decade-long process by director Jim Whitaker, the inspirational story of REBIRTH follows the nearly ten-year transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001 and simultaneously tracks via unprecedented multi-camera time-lapse photography the minute-by-minute evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once rose. Featuring an original music score by Philip Glass.

Half of the proceeds will benefit the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation
Ticket prices are:

Adults $11
Seniors/Students $9
Military/Kids 12 and under $8

Tickets and more information are at

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