EASTERN N.C. (WITN) – Several organizations across the east will host memorials Sunday for the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
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Wayne Community College will host its annual 9/11 tribute stair climb Sunday.
Emergency medical and law enforcement students, their instructors and other first responders will run the equivalent of the 78 flights of stairs first responders climbed when responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The event is held each year to honor the 403 first responders who died in the line of duty that day.
It will start at 9:00 a.m. on the Magnolia Building exterior stairs and breezeways.
The public is invited to the Fairfield Harbour 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, September 11. The ceremony will take place at the 9/11 Memorial located at Fairfield Harbour Community Center and Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department, 585 Broad Creek Road.
The ceremony is from 8:00 am – 9:00 am and will include a color guard from Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, remarks, and the laying of a wreath.
In New Bern, a memorial will take place at 3:00 pm Sunday, at the Firemen’s Museum.
In Havelock, at 8:40 a.m. there will be an observance that Includes a moment of silence, remarks from the police and fire chief, and the mayor. It will take place at the Havelock 9/11 Memorial on U.S. 70 & Cunningham Blvd.
A National Day of Service and Remembrance will be held at Wildwood Park, 3450 Blue Heron Drive, Greenville, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer an hour or two of your time in honor of 9/11 Day. We’ll work together as a community to maintain and improve the trails at the park. Bring work gloves, a water bottle, and wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.
AMVETS Post 1111 in conjunction with Lenoir County Emergency Services and Greene Lamp will be holding the 21st Annual Kinston/Lenoir County 9/11 Memorial Service at 6:15 pm at Kinston Fire Station One across from Grainger Stadium. Parking will be available in the stadium parking lot. Incorporated into this year’s service, individuals who attend will be given a small American Flag. At the conclusion of the service, the flags will be placed together near in a sign of solidarity. Also, anyone who attends who would like to take 2-3 minutes to comment how 9/11 has affected them they will be afforded the opportunity.
The public is welcome to attend and encourage the participants.
Winterville 9/11 Day of Remembrance, 4:00 p.m. Winterville FWB Church, 489 Cooper Street. The event will include speakers, music, food trucks and static vehicles.
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