Community events mark 9/11 Day of Service
Posted September 9, 2014 2:00 p.m. EDT
Updated September 11, 2014 5:49 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — In the Triangle and across the country, Thursday, Sept. 11, is a day of service and remembrance. There are dozens of volunteer opportunities, from building homes to picking up trash, to take part in as an individual or as a group.
At Fort Bragg, a ceremony open to the public will mark the anniversary at 9 a.m. The ceremony will include music from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus, a wreath laying, 21-gun salute and Taps. In Wayne County, paramedics will pay tribute to the first responders killed on 9/11 by climbing 78 stairs in turnout gear.
After a day of service, Red Hat Amphitheater plays host to a 9/11 Evening Commemoration. The event is free and features live music, hands-on service projects, a food drive and more. Mayor Nancy McFarlane will speak at the commemoration.