To observe the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Cape Fear Community College plans to host a community-wide memorial event on Sept. 11, 2011 to remember those lost and honor the heroes who helped recover the survivors.
The ceremony will be held at CFCC’s Safety Training Center at the North Campus in Castle Hayne beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The ceremony will involve members of local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and government officials.
The service will mark the events of the tragic day in real time. A single bell will toll to honor those lost during the plane crash into tower 1 of the WTC at 8:46 a.m., tower 2 at 9:03 a.m., the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 at 10:03 a.m.
CFCC will dedicate its own 9/11 memorial during the service, which was designed by CFCC interior design students and features an actual piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center site.
Sponsors of the event so far include the Cape Fear Volunteer Center, Cumulus Broadcasting, New Hanover County Fire Service, New Hanover Sheriffs Office, New Hanover County Firefighters Association, Step Up for Soldiers, UNCW, WILM-TV, Wilmington 10-13 Club, Wilmington Fire Department, and the Wilmington Police Department.