North Carolinians to mark Sept. 11 with memorial services
Posted September 10, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Events are planned around the Triangle on Tuesday to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
One of the largest events will be at Fort Bragg, where the public is invited to participate in a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony.
The XVIII Airborne Corps will host the event, which a Fort Bragg spokeswoman said will include a performance by the 82nd Airborne Division and a wreath laying.
The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at Fort Bragg's Main Post Flag Pole. In the case of inclement weather, the event will move to Hanger 4 at Pope Field.
"This event is important because it is meant to honor all those who have served, especially those who have fallen during both the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and since then in the global war on terrorism," Sgt. Maj. Scot A. Givens said.
President Barack Obama is expected to declare Tuesday as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, and Gov. Bev Perdue, who was expected to meet Monday with veterans at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.
The following is a list of other events happening Tuesday:
• Perdue will sign a proclamation to declare Sept. 11 as a day of service and remembrance.
• Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's 4th Fighter Wing will hold a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., followed by 24 hours of remembrance events.
• A groundbreaking ceremony will take place for the Wilmington Firefighters Memorial. A brief ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. to remember the firefighters and victims of Sept. 11. The memorial will be completed and dedicated Sept. 11, 2013.