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Find a 9/11 memorial event in NC

Posted September 5, 2011
Updated September 11, 2011

Raleigh

N.C. State Alumni Memorial Bell Tower, Sept. 11, 2 p.m.

Raleigh police and fire departments and police agencies from other universities will gather to honor N.C. State grads killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bell tower is at the corner of Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road.

Habitat for Humanity's Abraham Build home, 515 Parnell Drive, Sept. 11, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County will host a peace and solidarity event to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in front of the organization's first Abraham Build home, which was funded and constructed by local Jewish, Muslim and Christian volunteers. Rep. Brad Miller and former Rep. Bob Etheridge will speak at the event.

Morrisville

Concourse Building, 1 Copley Parkway, Sept. 11, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Morrisville firefighters will walk 110 stories as a tribute to the first responders who perished in the World Trade Center's twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. 

Durham 

Duke University, Sept. 8-11

  • Juan Zarate address, "9/11: After a Decade and After Bin Laden," Sept. 8, 6 p.m., Fleishman Commons
  • Opening for "Esse Quam Videre: Muslim-American Self-Portraits" photo exhibition, Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m., Sanford's Rubinstein Hall.
  • Duke faculty symposium, "Did 9/11 Change Everything? Anything?" Sept. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bryan Center
  • Composer/pianist Karen Walwyn performs "Reflections on 9/11," Sept. 10, 8 p.m., Nelson Music Room
  • Worship service in memory of 9/11 victims, Sept. 11, 11 a.m., Duke Chapel
  • 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert, Sept. 11, 4 p.m., Duke Chapel

Hillsborough

Orange County Sheriff's Office, 106 East Margaret Lane, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.

The Orange County Emergency Services team, along with the fire department, sheriff's office and Hillsborough police is holding a flag ceremony and radio transmission in honor of the emergency responders and civilians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Garner

 First Baptist Church, 601 St. Mary’s St., 3 p.m.

Secretary Reuben Young, who heads the state's Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, and Garner Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Matt Poole will speak. A bag piper will perform "Amazing Grace" as participants pay tribute to emergency responders and to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Fayetteville

First Presbyterian Church, 102 Ann St., Sept. 11, 3 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Church is hosting a special worship service in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Congressman Mike McIntyre is a featured guest speaker.

Rocky Mount

Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building, 331 S. Franklin St., Sept. 11, 2 p.m.

Rocky Mount is hosting a 10-year commemorative service featuring the city's police and fire departments, honor guard, Rocky Mount Area Youth Council and Tar River Children's Chorus.

Wilmington

Wilmington Convention Center, 1 Estelle Lee Place, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

The New Hanover County Republican Party is hosting a sunset service on the convention center's event lawn that will include a candelight vigil, music and memorial presentations.

Cape Fear Community College North Campus, Safety Training Center, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m.

The college will mark the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, in a real-time remembrance ceremony. Bells will toll for each of the four attacks: the plane crash into tower 1 at 8:46 a.m., tower 2 at 9:03 a.m., the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. and in Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m. The campus' 9/11 memorial, which features a piece of steel recovered from ground zero will also be dedicated during the event.

Let WRAL News know about a Sept. 11 anniversary event in North Carolina.

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