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

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

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.

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

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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  • by Reality Check on Sep 12, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    Dar, your apparent disregard for the English language is quite revealing. There is no such word as "fuller". It should be "more fulfilling". My life is not distorted by lies or government and media induced propganda.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Sep 12, 2009 at 07:49 AM
    Wow, Reality Check, I can see by your posts that you have been really damaged somewhere in the past. Get some help, you life will be fuller. Bitterness & being angry will consume if you don't.
  • by Reality Check on Sep 12, 2009 at 06:35 AM
    J, your homophobic, arrogant, empty and worthless slogans mean nothing to me, as well.
  • by Reality Check on Sep 12, 2009 at 05:20 AM
    It is high time all of you unwrap yourselves from the flag, quit honoring our so-called "heroes", and face the facts. This whole 9/11 propoganda tool was an inside job that cost many hundreds of lives (minus Flight 93 because it never happened). I don't believe the hype and the "semper lies", for all of you military minded psychopaths.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Sep 11, 2009 at 08:23 PM
    Reality Check, the events on 9/11 can easily happen again & it could happen anywhere including Eastern NC. Thank God that bitterness is not contagious. You must be very lonely.
  • by Retired Location: Jacksonville on Sep 11, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    SMaj - Read what you write and look at what you wrote. 9/11-NEVER FORGET, but what your really saying is SEMPER I. If you were a real SgtMaj (USMC) then you would have at least used the correct acronym that would identify your true rank. Did not know we were being graded on GRAMMER. If I needed grammer lessons then I would have attended you writing class when I was in and you were a snot nosed GySgt or SSgt. Get a life. Semper FI (not that you have any concept of that term)
  • by SMAJ Location: Corps on Sep 11, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    I have never seen Master Guns' with such terrible grammar....9/11- NEVER FORGET
  • by WGAF Location: NC on Sep 11, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    Who really cares what any of you say, The reallity is Many Died, and May Remembered. AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
  • by Retired Location: jacksonville on Sep 11, 2009 at 01:11 PM
    To Volunteer Firefighter, I was in the Pentagon when it all happend, and as I said we should honor all people not just specifics, Your kind act as if your above reality, but lets face one Fact, It was our government who trainded the Terrorist Leaders (Bin Laden, Saddam, and so on) You can put your life on the line thoughtless as you may say, but look inside yourself and say that is thoughtless. Also I a Retired Marine MGySgt and now an EMT and Volunteer Fire fighter. I am thankful for every day and I just dont think that just firefighters and police deserver all the credit when it was all Americans who suffered and Not just the POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS AND SUCH.
  • by Reality Check on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:36 PM
    Well, well, well. I guess another nerve has been struck. Happy 9/11.
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