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Eastern Carolina Remembers 9/11 Attacks Eight Years Later

About a hundred people paused Friday morning in Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The ceremony took place at the 9/11 Memorial, that's next to the Beirut Memorial at Camp Johnson.

The ceremony centered around part of a beam from the World Trade Center that is located at the memorial. Sgt Roger Adams, who died in Iraq recently, was honored as his son's football jersey was placed on the beam. Adams as a firefighter at Half Moon.

Also honored was New York City firefighter Kevin Smith who died in the attack. His son is a former Marine at Camp Lejeune and Smith's helmet was also placed at the beam.


Here is a list of some area events planned to honor the victims and their families of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks:

Onslow County

Jacksonville
Patriots Day Ceremony
8:15 a.m. - 9/11 Memorial at Camp Johnson (Adjacent to the Beirut Memorial)

Jacksonville
Noon - 2nd Annual 9/11 Prayer Observance at the Onslow County Courthouse steps for 30 minutes of prayer. Participants are asked to stand in front of the American Flag and pray silently throughout the memorial prayer vigil. While the annual observance honors those who suffered losses during the 9/11 attacks, organizers are asking people to pray for the local police and fire departments and for the safety of the nation.

Jacksonville
7 to 8:30 p.m. Operation Homefront will have its first 9/11 Freedom Walk in Jacksonville at Northeast Creek Park, located at 910 Corbin Road. Candles will be provided for anyone interested in taking part in the candlelight vigil and a free T-shirt will be given to the first 100 registrants. The event will also include informational booths about 9/11 and fallen service members who were killed since 9/11, said Jane Weaver-Sobel, president of Operation Homefront of North Carolina. "We remember those that were lost on 9-11, we honor those that have died since 9/11 and we show our support for all the men and women who are currently deployed to the current wars," she said. "We just want to come together and have a moment of remembrance and walking together to honor them."

Lenoir County

8:35 a.m. - AMVETS Post 1111 wreath-laying ceremony at Lenoir County Courthouse

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Lunch for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs and emergency support staff in Lenoir County in fellowship Hall of Gordon Street Christian Church, 118 E. Gordon St.

Noon -Silent Prayer Memorial at Courthouse. Those who attend stand in front of American Flag and pray silently to honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 (130 S. Queen St., Kinston, NC)

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Dinner for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs and emergency support staff in Lenoir County in fellowship Hall of Gordon Street Christian Church, 118 E. Gordon St.

7 p.m. - AMVETS Post 1111 evening service at Pearson Park (formerly Neuseway Park)

Craven County

Havelock
8:30 - Moment of Silence at the Public Safety Building flag pole ceremony in honor of those citizens, firefighters, and police officers who died on September 11, 2001 during the terrorist attacks.


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