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Local 9/11 ceremonies

Posted September 11, 2008 6:16 a.m. EDT
Updated September 11, 2008 6:41 a.m. EDT

Local events memorialize the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacks killed 2,974 people in the World Trade Center towers, Pentagon and Pennsylvania.


Balloon Release
Kerr Drug
North Hills Mall
1 p.m.

Wounded soldiers from North Carolina release balloons, symbolizing letting go of their fears. Kerr Drug is collecting donations for the American Legion to support wounded soldiers. Wounded soldier, J.R. Martinez, and Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue will kick off the event.


Town Hall Plaza
316 N. Academy St.
Dramatic readings by Cary High School students

Cary Senior Center
801 High House Road
2 p.m.
Green Hope High School Dance Team

Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway
4 p.m.
Middle Creek High School Barbershop Quartet

Sertoma Amphitheatre
801 High House Road
6 p.m.
Panther Creek High School Jazz Band

Chapel Hill

9/11 Vigil
Main Quad
UNC-Chapel Hill Campus
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The College Republicans will place a flag for each person who died in the Sept. 11th attacks on the main quad in front of Wilson Library.


Bell Ringing
First Presbyterian Church
102 Ann St.
8:46 a.m.

The church's steeple bells will toll to commemorate the 9-11 attacks.

Fort Bragg

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Main Post Chapel
3 p.m.

The guest speaker is Col. John Garrity, commander, 16th Military Police Brigade. The observance will include a slideshow and candle lighting and is expected to last 30 to 45 minutes. Members of the Fort Bragg community are invited to attend.

Pope Air Force Base

9/11 Ceremony and Bell Ringing
Pope Air Park
8:30 a.m.

Bells will sound via the base's voice system at the times each of the four airplanes crashed and when the World Trade Center towers fell. Col. John McDonald, 43rd Airlift Wing Commander, will host the ceremony, which includes reflections upon 9/11 and its impact on our nation, armed forces and Pope.