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