SOUTHEASTERN N.C. (WECT) – Saturday is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Here are the events (in chronological order) in the Cape Fear Region paying tribute to those who lost their lives on that day.
Bald Head Island Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11: Friday at 8:30 a.m. between the Village Hall and Village Chapel. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. If it’s raining, the event will be held at the Bald Head Association Building.
Brunswick County 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony: Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Brunswick County Charters of Freedom Settings in front of the Brunswick County Courthouse in Bolivia. The ceremony will feature remarks from Rev. Anthony Clemmons and Brunswick County Vice Chairman Mike Forte. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will also participate. Space for attendees and parking is limited. The ceremony is anticipated to last no longer than 30 minutes. Brunswick County will stream the event on its Facebook page.
Ocean Isle Beach 9/11 Memorial Tribute: Friday at 6 p.m. at Town Center Park in Ocean Isle Beach.
Lake Waccamaw Remembrance Day Event: Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at Elizabeth Brinkley Park in Lake Waccamaw. Hosted by the Veterans Memorial Park of America, this all-day event will have a motorcycle run, 5k run, parade, luminaries, entertainment and kids activities. Click here to see a flyer with more information.
Belville 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville. Click here for more information.
Sunset Beach 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Sunset Beach Town Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair. Click here for more information.
Cape Fear Community College’s 9/11 Ceremony – North Campus: Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at CFCC’s North Campus Training Center. Click here for more information.
Wrightsville Beach Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Service: Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Wrightsville Beach Park Pavilion. WBFD is hosting a memorial service commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. The ceremony will last approximately 45 minutes as members of various local government agencies take part in a reading of the names. Wrightsville Beach Firefighters will also hold a vigil from 8:46 to 10:28 a.m., commemorating the timeline of that fateful morning. Refreshments will follow at Wrightsville Beach Fire Department.
Wilmington Fire Department 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Wilmington Fallen Firefighters Memorial besides WFD Fire Station 2 at Empie Park in Wilmington. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Click here for more information.
Southport September 11 Memorial Ceremony: Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Southport Fire Station. 343 fire boots will be displayed in remembrance of the first responders who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The event will be livestreamed on the City of Southport’s Facebook page.
Moores Creek National Battlefield Patriots Day Event: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moores Creek National Battlefield in Currie, NC. Masks are required, regardless of location or vaccination status. There will be 18th century toys and games, a demonstration of a tar kiln and the naval stores industry, colonial medicine, historic weapons demonstrations, colonial beverages, candle making and other activities during the free event at the site in Pender County. Visit the site’s Facebook page for more information and the ceremony’s weapons demonstration schedule.
St. James 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: Saturday at 10 a.m. at the St. James Community Center in St. James. American Legion Post 543 and the St. James Fire Department will host the event, which features guest speaker Rear Admiral Jeff Hathaway, USCG (Ret.), who was placed in charge of US Navy anti-terrorism and force protection efforts worldwide just 4 months before 9/11. Click here for more information.
Brunswick County Republican Party 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the headquarters in Bolivia. The ceremony will last for 45 minutes. Contact Bill Moore at (914) 629-9280 with any questions. For more details on the ceremony, visit the Brunswick County Republican Party Facebook page.
The Grand Regal at White Lake 9/11 Parmalee Concert to Benefit Police & Fire: Saturday at 7 p.m. at Goldston’s Beach in White Lake. Gates open at 4 p.m. as the Grand Regal at White Lake will host a free concert featuring country music star Parmalee. While the concert will be free, patrons are required to download a $5 entry ticket to benefit the White Lake Police and Fire Departments. A limited number of tickets will be available. Additionally, a $10 parking fee per car will be charged with a portion of the proceeds going to the departments as well. No coolers, backpacks, or outside food and beverages will be allowed. Food and beverages will be available on site. To purchase tickets, click here.
More events and ceremonies may be added. Continue to check this page for an updated list.
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