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12 years since 9/11: Remembrance ceremonies in Eastern Carolina

Published On: Sep 10 2013 10:12:56 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 11 2013 06:27:23 AM CDT
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Wednesday marks 12 years since the September 11 attacks that claimed almost 3,000 lives. To honor the lives lost, several remembrance ceremonies will be taking place in Eastern Carolina.


Havelock: The City of Havelock will observe a moment of silence at the 9/11 Memorial in Havelock at 8:46 a.m., the time of the first impact at the World Trade Center. All are welcome.


Jacksonville: The Onslow Civic Affairs Committee will host an observance at the 9/11 Memorial at Camp Johnson, adjacent to the Beirut Memorial. The observance is set for 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, and will include participation in the National Moment of Silence at 8:46 a.m.

Members of the Onslow Civic Affairs Committee will present various tableaus representing those who were killed in the attacks. Local law enforcement, firefighters, first responders. rescue personnel, and military members will represent those who were killed.

A component of the Second Marine Division Band, the Jacksonville High School Cardinal String Ensemble and the Northside High School Choir will participate in the ceremony. Law enforcement, fire and rescue vehicles will participate in a chorus of sirens that will break the moment of silence.

Swansboro: There will be a dedication of a 9/11 memorial at the Swansboro Fire Department at 6 p.m. Wednesday. This is the completion of an Eagle Scout project from Troop 446 in Cape Carteret.

Swansboro received an I-beam from one of the World Trade Center towers several years ago.

NewsChannel 12 will update this list as new details become available.