Commemorating 9/11: memorial services and events around town

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In memory of those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Towers and Pentagon, Charleston area organizations, businesses and musicians will be hosting events and memorial services in their honor.

  • A memorial service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 is set for Friday, September 9, at 10 a.m. at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The event, wholly planned by Charleston area first responders and military personnel, will include participation from nearly every public safety agency in the region. A portion of the service will include remarks from first responders who were at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001 and will feature music by the Charleston Police Pipes and Drums and the Academic Magnet High School Vocal Ensemble. In addition, fire apparatus from agencies throughout the Charleston area will be on display surrounding the Performing Arts Center.
  • On Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at 09:59 (the time of the first World Trade Center Tower collapse), the City of Charleston Fire Department will ring the bell at the old Fire Watch Tower on Queen Street (behind 116 meeting Street) on this tenth anniversary of one our country's worst tragedies. We do this in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends’ and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and in honor of those that continue to serve our Country today.
  • The City of Charleston is sponsoring a community commemoration concert in remembrance of the terrible events on September 11th. This free concert will be held at Marion Square (King, Calhoun & Meeting Streets). The concert will be from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. with a prelude at 5 p.m. This event will be in partnership with Operation R&R, a non-profit organization designed to provide service men and women an opportunity to reconnect with their spouses and children on a vacation upon their return from Iraq or Afghanistan. Music will be performed by members of the Charleston Community Band, singers from the Charleston Men’s Chorus, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the College of Charleston and Citadel along with other soloists.