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North Carolinians to mark Sept. 11 with memorial services

Posted September 10, 2012

— 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.


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  • smcallah Sep 11, 2012

    "never forget the real enemy -- saudia arabia something like 14 of the 17 terrists were saudia arabians..."

    It seems like you're the one forgetting something. It doesn't matter where they were from originally, that doesn't mean a thing. Osama bin Laden was a Saudi too, and he was in Afghanistan. The reason that there were so many Saudis in the group is because of Saudi Arabia opening bases for the US to use for the first Persian Gulf War. This is why Osama bin Laden was against the US and would do and did anything to strike at the US.

    There have been American terrorists too. Does that also mean that America is the real enemy?

  • OpinionatedMama Sep 11, 2012

    Making this a "holiday" of any type of insulting to all those who lost loved ones!

  • senor wuf Sep 10, 2012

    Why can't we all leave politics out of this conversation?

  • ss3510 Sep 10, 2012

    Taxpayers will pay $60 Million a year for the Ground Zero Memorial...$60 Million.

  • ss3510 Sep 10, 2012

    Maybe Mitt Romney will wear his Flag Pin on 9/11...oh, wait, he wears it everyday to try and convince us he's More of a Patriot than others.

  • OneLove Sep 10, 2012

    "I don't think I could stand seeing a 9-11 Doorbuster sale advertised--" Agreed. That would be a tragedy. Charmmclaindogs ~ CAPS LOCK is to your left. Please click that and most of us will read your statements.

  • ncmedic201 Sep 10, 2012

    There are many tragedies in our history, why should this one be a holiday? What about Oklahoma, D-Day and all the other events that have occurred that are not holidays? Honor those who died, honor those who helped, give back to your community and volunteer.

  • APXmom Sep 10, 2012

    We do not need another national holiday. Fly your flag, say a prayer, do some community service with your family or co-workers. We can all remember the lost and honor the heroes in our own way. I don't think I could stand seeing a 9-11 Doorbuster sale advertised--and that is what holidays have become to many (not to all of course, but certainly MANY)

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 10, 2012

    if Clinton would have handled Osama when he had the chance, or two, this may have been prevented, thats a fact



  • wildpig777 Sep 10, 2012

    never forget the real enemy -- saudia arabia something like 14 of the 17 terrists were saudia arabians...