East Carolina University hosted a memorial ceremony, which featured speakers representing ECU's Air Force ROTC, the Greenville police department, as well as the Greenville Fire and Rescue. About 80 people showed up for the event in front of the Mendenhall Student Center. Among the speakers was Captain Wayne Harris of Greenville Fire and Rescue. Harris says the memorial service was organized to honor everyone impacted by the tragedy. Harris said that he also had in his thoughts, the roughly 100 firefighters nationwide that lose their lives in the line of duty each year.