Flags Across Rosslyn 2021

The tradition of commemoration and remembrance continues across the neighborhood.

A Rosslyn BID Ambassadors places mini flags around the neighborhood.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Rosslyn BID coordinated a holistic program of remembrance across the community. This year, the BID Ambassadors placed 500 mini flags around the neighborhood, installed 64 street light banners and we worked with our community property managers to hang large building flags, as a part of the annual Flags Across Rosslyn tradition. These flags were visible all over Rosslyn, beginning on September 1, 2021.

The BID Ambassadors also handed out 100 free mini flags at the Rosslyn Farmers Market on Central Place Plaza, Wednesday, September 8. For the best view, Flags across Rosslyn could be seen from the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial or from the Key Bridge over the Potomac. Read more on this tradition from ABC 7 News.

We had 26 buildings participate in this tradition this year, an increase from 2020. Thank you to the buildings and building managers that participated, including:


This year, we invited the Rosslyn community to share how the neighborhood remembers this solemn day. For every social media post with the hashtag #RosslynRemembers, we put $2 towards meal donations for our own first responders at the Arlington County Police Department and our Firefighters stationed in the neighborhood at Fire Station 10.

We also encouraged our community to share photos of your own flags displayed on your houses, lawns or balconies. View the gallery below for photos from the Rosslyn community, sharing how we remember September 11, 2001.

Firefighters at Rosslyn's newly opened Fire Station 10 receive meal donations as part of #RosslynRemembers.

Rosslyn restaurants giving back

As a thank you for their service, Rosslyn’s Nando’s offered all Arlington Police, Fire, Sheriff and ECC (First Responders) a free flame grilled ¼ chicken and chips this September 11, 2021. Full details here.

Nando's was also a proud sponsor of the Arlington Police, Fire, Sheriff and ECC 9/11 Memorial 5K.

Community Conversations with the Chief of Police

As part of the Community Conversations with the Chief initiative, Arlington community members were invited to enjoy coffee and informal conversations with Arlington County Police Chief Andy Penn in Gateway Park on Friday, September 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. This was an informal opportunity for the police department to hear directly from you on areas of success, areas for continued growth and the vision of the agency moving forward. 

Coffee was provided from Rosslyn's Compass Coffee, courtesy of the Rosslyn BID. Thank you for all who joined us in Gateway Park!

For more information about Community Conversations with the Chief, contact ACPD's Community Outreach Unit

September 2021 | #RosslynRemembers

A few of the social media posts from our community sharing photos from around the neighborhood of how #RosslynRemembers.

Past 9/11 Anniversaries

This annual tradition started spontaneously in Rosslyn following the 9/11 attacks and is coordinated today by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District.

 Featured Rosslyn Events

FRESHFARM Rosslyn Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 5 - Wednesday, October 27
at Central Place Plaza

O2 Pop-up: Yoga in the Park with Mindful Modern Living
Wednesday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 26
at Gateway Park

O2 Pop-up: Giveaways!
Wednesday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 27
at Gateway Park