At its session on October 2, the Council will recognize the District's Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, and the Metropolitan Police Department for their heroic efforts, along with Chaplain Samuel Short who provided spiritual comfort and Robin Ijames for her vital work healing and assisting in the relief efforts in the aftermath of the tragedy at the Pentagon.
Dozens of representatives of each of the Departments being honored, along with the Chaplain Short and Robin Ijames will be present in the Council Chambers to be recognized.
The "Robin Ijames Recognition Resolution of 2001" reads in part, "The Council of the District of Columbia salutes and honors Robin Ijames for her vital work healing and assisting in the relief efforts in the aftermath of the tragedy at the Pentagon , and thank her for her remarkable talents as a representative of the District of Columbia."
Robin D. Ijames, a Commissioner for ANC District 8D05, served as Volunteer Manager for the District of Columbia Comfort Zone outside the Pentagon, providing haircuts, chiropractors, masseuses, reflexologists, and general hospital treatment for those working on the rescue efforts.
Commissioner Ijames has been on site at the Pentagon every day since the attack, remaining there at the request of the United States Military.
has led the District of Columbia Hospitality Tent, and provided comfort to law enforcement officials, emergency medical service workers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Marshals, State Troopers, police and fire officers, rescue dogs, assorted contractors, the Red Cross, and United States Armed Forces.
also escorted four busloads of family members to the site with sympathy, empathy, and compassion.