Remembering 9/11

Tuesday marks the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on America. The attacks killed 2,974 people on September 11, 2001.

Governor Mike Easley has asked that flags be lowered to half-staff on all state facilities in North Carolina on September 11. President George W. Bush has asked Americans to participate in a National Moment of Silence at 8:46 a.m.

There are several ways to remember the tragedy in Eastern Carolina. Here is a list of some of Tuesday's events.

The Onslow Civic Affairs Committee will host an observance in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001 at the 9-11 Memorial at Camp Johnson adjacent to the Beirut Memorial. The observance is set for 8:15 a.m., Tuesday September 11, and will include participation in the National Moment of Silence as requested by President Bush at 8:46 AM, the time of the first impact at the World Trade Center.

In Carteret County, there will be the Presentation of Colors by the Carteret County Color Guard, ABFD Pipe & Drum Presentation, and they laying of a Memorial Wreath. This takes place at the Carteret County Courthouse Courtyard at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11.

Woodmen Of The World is sponsoring an annual In Honor And
Remembrance Ceremony Tuesday, September 11, at 9 a.m. at the new Kinston-Lenoir County Visitor's And Information Center on Highway 70 with a patriotic ceremony and dedication of three new flag poles.

To commemorate Patriot Day and September 11, children attending Johnson Primary School on Camp Lejeune are scheduled to begin a Freedom Walk around their schoolyard from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday.