Flags across Rosslyn


Neighborhood commemorates Sept. 11 anniversary by flying American flags

For several days surrounding the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, many of Rosslyn's largest buildings are flying American flags to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. The flags also recognize the heroic efforts of countless individuals from fire and police departments who responded and helped support those in need. This annual tradition started spontaneously in Rosslyn following the 9/11 attacks. Coordinated today by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, the flag display is an expression of patriotism from the area business community.

"Many members of the Rosslyn community were working here during the 9/11 attacks and recall firsthand the devastating impact they had on Arlington and our local community," says Rosslyn BID President Mary-Claire Burick. "I'm grateful to our property managers for coming together each year to fly the American flag to honor those who lost their lives on this tragic day. Even as time passes, it's important that they not be forgotten."

This year, 21 flags are flying at these buildings, which are managed by Brookfield Properties, Cushman-Wakefield, Dittmar Company, Holiday Inn, Hyatt Centric, JLL, Monday Properties, Lincoln Property Management, Penzance, Tishman-Speyer, The Wade Company, WashREIT and Weisberg Commercial Real Estate:

  • 1300 17th St.
  • 1401 Wilson
  • 1500 Wilson
  • 1000 Wilson
  • 1100 Wilson
  • 1101 Wilson
  • 1812 North Moore
  • 1901 N. Moore
  • 1701 Ft. Myer
  • 1735 N. Lynn
  • 1530 Wilson Blvd.
  • 1300 Wilson Blvd.
  • Hyatt Centric Arlington
  • Holiday Inn Rosslyn
  • 1919 N. Lynn St.
  • 1616 Ft. Myer
  • 1525 Wilson
  • 1001 19th St.
  • 1800 N. Kent St. 

Many choose to view Flags across Rosslyn while visiting the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial or from the Key Bridge over the Potomac.

 Featured Rosslyn Events

Rosslyn Holiday Clothing Drive
Monday, November 25 - Sunday, December 15
at Rosslyn BID

Rosslyn Cheer
Wednesday, December 4
at Central Place Plaza

Weekly Parkrun - Theodore Roosevelt Island
Saturday, April 7 - Saturday, December 28
at Theodore Roosevelt Island