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Info on 9/11 ceremonies this weekend

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

  • Shallotte Middle School will hold its 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial in the front Courtyard. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end around 11 a.m. The service is dedicated to the memory of those lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
  • We Remember: A Student Commemoration, 1 p.m., Hoggard Lawn. UNCW students will create a formation of the twin towers of the World Trade Center on Hoggard Lawn to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks, and to reflect upon and honor the service of local first responders and veterans.
  • Residents of North and South Carolina will join thousands to honor and remember American heroes in:  Hope For The Warriors® 9/11 Weekend in Wallace, an event to honor those lost in the attacks of 9/11 and the military heroes that have been called into action since. 2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Events will be begin on Friday, September 9 and will continue through Sunday, September 11. Proceeds from the weekend will benefit Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen.  Thousands are expected to attend all or part of the weekend's events. For more information or to register for any of the events, visit www.remember911.kintera.org/carolinas

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

  • To observe the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Cape Fear Community College plans to host a communitywide memorial event Sunday to remember those lost and honor the heroes who helped recover the survivors. The ceremony will be held at CFCC's Safety Training Center at the North Campus in Castle Hayne beginning at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will involve members of local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and government officials. The service will mark the events of the tragic day in real time. A single bell will toll to honor those lost during the plane crash into tower 1 of the WTC at 8:46 a.m., tower 2 at 9:03 a.m., the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 at 10:03 a.m. CFCC will dedicate its own 9/11 memorial during the service, which was designed by CFCC interior design students and features an actual piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center site. Bring your own chairs or blankets.
  • Tunnels to Tower Run (MOVED TO CFCC NORTH CAMPUS): This run has gone on for ever since 9/11/01 in NYC in honor of NYC firefighter Stephen Siller. Stephen was a father of five who ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel over two miles to the Twin Towers with 75 lbs. of gear on to save lives. He lost his life that day, and nothing was ever recovered of him. Siller's family sponsors the run, which is now being held in multiple locations across the country. His brother is a parttime resident of the Wilmington area. The run, originally scheduled for Veterans Park, has been moved to CFCC's North Campus after the 9/11 remembrance event (see above). For more information, visit http://www.tunneltotowersrun.org.
  • Commissioner Charles Warren and the Brunswick County NAACP invites all members of the community to attend the 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Sunday at 9 a.m. near the POW Memorial at 30 Government Center Dr., Bolivia. Brunswick County former EMS Director Randy Thompson will be the keynote speaker. State Sen. Bill Rabon will be a part of the program. All police officers, sheriffs, fire fighters, soldiers, veterans and the community are welcome to attend the 10th anniversary of the attack against the United States of America. This is an opportunity for all residents of Brunswick and its surrounding counties to pay special tribute to the victims of the horrific tragedy as well as the veterans and soldiers who have fought to keep us free.
  • Remembrance Ceremony, 6 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
    This memorial ceremony to honor the victims of 9/11 will feature a short program with Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and other speakers. Musical tributes will be provided by the Port City Pipers, UNCW Chamber Singers and members of the faculty of UNCW's Department of Music.
  • Theater Performance: Remembrance Monologues, 7:30 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
    Following the Remembrance Ceremony, UNCW's student theater group, Stage Company, presents a dynamic monologue series-adapted from real-life accounts-to honor those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Please join us in a COMMEMORATIVE  SUNSET SERVICE  honoring the victims of the 9/11 Terror Attacks on the 10th anniversary of that tragic day. It's Sunday, 7-8 p.m. at the Event  Lawn,  Wilmington Convention Center, 1 Estelle Lee Place. Candlelight vigil, music and memorial presentations. Bring your own lawn chair. Open to all members of the public. Sponsored by the New Hanover County Republican Party

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No EMS???

EMS personel - Paramedics/EMT's have been completly left out of the ceremony at CFCC. No invites were sent to any EMS service and no representation is being shown on the CFCC website. I guess the 44 EMS workers that were killed on 9/11 mean nothing either. EMS responders are constantly left out and this time it has gone too far. How about spending one day in this city w/o EMS coverage and see what happens. Maybe a little respect might get paid. Until then all EMS personel are being urged to completely boycott all sponsers of the CFCC ceremony.

You didn't get an invite?

I understand your frustrations about not getting a formal invite....here's a tissue! Please. I have been in the military for over 9 years. Did I get a invite? Nope. Will I show up there? Yes. I know what your job en-tales as i once was a Firefighter. Do you know what my job is when i am sitting across the big pond playing in the sandbox? I doubt it. You want recognition? Just shut your mouth and go there instead of spewing worthless crap about boycotting the people that are working hard to put this memorial on. Be proud of what you do! You are making yourself and the ones you work with and for look like sniveling spoiled brats. This day is not about YOU, it is about the great NATION we live in and the people we LOSS. Thank you for your service to the community...I'll thank myself to the service to the COUNTRY.
GOD BLESS the USA
We Will NEVER Forget

You Didn't Get Invited

Well Said, God Bless You and All of our Military for keeping our Blessed Country Safe, and protecting our Freedom. Bless my 343 Brother's that were lost that day, and the 10,000 or so total Americans that have lost there Lives On 9/11 or Due to the Ailments there after or to those who unselfishly enlisted and are serving this country. We do our JOB not for thanks or appreciation but because it's a calling and We Want to serve, If you are doing it for Thank You's or Hand out's it's time to retire or move on to another profession.

Excluded

Interesting choice of words there Military Man. First, thank you for your military service. It is most graciously appreciated.

Secondly, whomever started this "boycott" crap is obviously an idiot. If he or she works for an EMS agency, I sincerely hope that their boss is helping them choose a new career or volunteer field. They are in the wrong one it seems, or their hobby is trying to cause trouble.

Just for perspective, let's say for a moment that next Veteran's Day, all the US Armed Services are being recognized. All except for your branch. The Secretary of Whatever either forgot all about you or just decided your branch of service doesn't deserve any recognition on this Veteran's Day.

Make you feel good? Appreciated? Respected? Like your sacrifice of being away and putting your 1/* in Harm's Way was worth the risk? That's what I thought. I'm guessing that's what these guys are feeling, except it's real to them. Not hypothetical.

EMS typically responds to five times the calls for help that the fire department does - with way less than half the trucks. The fire prevention division has all but put the FD out of business. If you want to make September 11 National Fireman Day, knock yourself out. It isn't about FD or PD or EMS though. I agree that it's way bigger than that.

EMS is, and will continue to be out there "Bustin' theirs to save yours". Is it really asking too much to just be nice to them on the day that every other Emergency Service is being patted on the back? Make them at least THINK they're appreciated? After all, they show up at anyone's house, without question at any time of the day or night and are entrusted with the lives of babies, spouses, parents, or total strangers. Does it really seem like too much of a stretch to just say "Thanks. We, as a community, appreciate it"?

I'm glad they're out there. I appreciate the work they do every day.

EMS being left out of CFCC Memorial

This is such a valid point. Our EMS personnel take care of our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and strangers, every day; rain or shine. They work every holiday when they would prefer to be with their families. They are exposed to toxins, illness and are in danger when they respond to car accidents and when they respond to other life threatening events. They put smiles on the faces of those dying, who are going to hospice care or home to die. GOD BLESS THEM! They are NOT forgotten by everyone. Besides, CFCC educates and trains many people through their EMT and Paramedic program. Many of the EMS personnel were trained there. My hope is that someone will wake up, apologize for the oversight and invite them to particiate!

Wow.

Wow. And I thought Paramedics and EMT's were selfless individuals who thought only of others. You sound like a spoiled rotten child who didn't get their way in the ceremonies so you're gonna pout and sulk and throw a tantrum.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. These ceremonies are for the souls who died September 11, 2001. This is not the time to spout off your own greedy, selfish agenda. This is the time to think about others sacrifices. I realize that may be tough for you....but try.

EMTs/Paramedics

EMTs and Paramedics were represented and remembered at the UNCW ceremony today on the Hoggard Lawn.

Actually that statement

Actually that statement didn't sound like a tantrum to me... more like someone trying to get recognition for their career field. Probabally something you yourself wouldn't demand.

Why would it not be right for EMT's to be recognized?????

Maybe a justified tantrum,

Maybe a justified tantrum, but a better way to handle it might be to bring this up to the sponsors of these events for inclusion, or even setting up your own memoriam.