9/11 Anniversary Events Scheduled Across Eastern Carolina

Several communities in the East have scheduled events to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11.


The Town of Beaufort will hold a brief memorial ceremony on Sunday beginning at 7:45 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Beaufort Docks.


The American Legion Post 39 will hold a 9/11 memorial ceremony Sunday at 1 p.m. The event will take place at the American Legion Post 39's building, located at 403 St. Andrews Dr.

Guest speakers include Republican Congressman Walter Jones and Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church will conduct a special choral evensong service for the Greenville community Sunday.

The service of peace and healing is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the church located at 401 E. Fourth St. For additional information, call 252-752-3482.


The City of Havelock will be having a Memorial remembrance on Sunday at 8 a.m. All events will be keyed from the 8:46 impact time. The city will unveil its steel beam from Ground Zero. Shortly before 8:46 a.m., the artifact will be unveiled to the public. The event will take place at the Harrier Monument on Highway 70.


The Onslow Civic Affairs Committee will host both the annual observance at the Memorial Beam and a community event similar to those which occurred after the terrorist attacks 10 years ago in Onslow County. A third event will feature a New York Fire Department Bell given to the Order of the Franciscan Monks, who will oversee the ringing of the bell for the victims of 9/11.

The 9/11 Memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens will take place on Sunday 11 so that it coincides with the National Moment of Silence. The event starts at 8:15 a.m.

At noon, the 9/11 Memorial will host the Franciscan Monks who will ring the New York Fire Department Bell for victims who died on 9/11.

At 2 p.m. the committee will host the Tenth Anniversary 9/11 Community Commemoration at Northside High School.

Morehead City

Elks Lodge #1710 along with the Military Order of the Purple Heart and P.A.W.S. will join together for an event to raise money for wounded warriors. Money raised will be used to send the men and women from Camp Lejeune home during the holidays.

The event will be held on Saturday and will feature a ride from the lodge, located at 400 Miller Farm Rd., throughout Carteret County. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the ride starting at 1 p.m. There is a $25 event fee.

Tickets are available at the Lodge or by calling Lighthouse Plumbing at 808-0043.

Rocky Mount

The City of Rocky Mount will hold a ceremony on Sunday at 2:00 pm in the courtyard of City Hall at 331 S. Franklin St. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors at City Hall.

This event will feature guest speakers, musical selections, and patriotic and ceremonial tributes.

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  • by TJ Location: Jacksonville on Sep 11, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    It's ashame that folks have lived 10 years after the attack and complain about one day of coverage interupting their routine. Be happy you're still here. Most of us still value life in this generation, so when 1 life let alone 3000 are loss, taking one day to remember nationwide isn't much to ask. It's fine if you'd rather forget and watch regular programming tater, but when you take the time to post it just to be heard is a disgrace to your fellow man.Also I know most of us remember more than just on one day. Thank you Lord, troops and service men for letting me have another day of life and my parents for raising me not to be so selfish.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    I tried to post a link to youtube, but it didn't work. Go to youtube and type in 9-11-01
  • by Wendy Location: Washington on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    How can anyone bring slavery into this day? This tragedy touched all races, religions & nationalities. You should be ashamed that on this day you talk about whites seeking revenge. Our service men & women have died for you & they were not all whites-so leave, America does need people like you. Go to the "Arabs" & taste their "freedoms" but don't expect to be free to speak as you have done because it will not happen. You are not an American!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    Personally, am quite tired of all the hype for ten years now. They nailed us good on 9/11/01. Something is going to take us all out of this corrupt world one day. Be prepared for any type of disaster and live.
  • by Alex on Sep 11, 2011 at 06:49 AM
  • by Jackie g Location: Roper on Sep 11, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    9/11 was a attack on to world. The people in the towers and other locations were from the four corners of the world. I know it happened in NYC but the whole world is effected. I agree to move on with our lives but when you have someone in your path that is still grieving, lift them up in spirt and in healing or lead them to someone who can. That is why we were left behind.
  • by Cheermom Location: Winterville on Sep 11, 2011 at 05:48 AM
    I am from NYC and 911 will never be forgotten by any of us or millions of other Americans who died a little that day. I lost a cousin and friends and to diminish what happened that day by bemoaning us that want to honor them because your tv viewing is interrupted is disgusting. I hope you never suffer the anguish we did watching people we loved perish.
  • by Cheryl Location: Greenville on Sep 11, 2011 at 03:54 AM
    The Day America Cried As we watched the towers fall Our tears fell like rain From the pain we felt inside But on freedoms ground we raised our flag so high On the the day The day America Cried Through the smoke and rubble tho our hearts were heavy laiden we tried, lord we tried to save one more precious life and tho the the lives that were lost will always be remembered for the day The day America cried.
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      by wayne on Sep 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM in reply to Cheryl
      well said................. God Bless all who sufferd from this terrible day....
  • by Josh on Sep 11, 2011 at 01:16 AM
    Whites don't wont to forget about 9/11; yet many of them get angry when slavery is mentions. They say things like "I didn't do it" or "I had nothing to do with it". Yet, many whites sought revenge on innocent Arabs after 9/11. How ironic & evil that is.
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      by Sami on Sep 11, 2011 at 05:45 AM in reply to Josh
      It's amazing to me that some people have to make race an issue out of anything. No one who is American should forget 9/11 it has nothing to do with race.
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      by get real on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:06 AM in reply to Josh
      9/11 is not a racial thing, there were people from all walks of life innocently killed that day. It is a sad and horrible thing that happened, and yes we should stand up for our country and protect it and our people, no matter the color! You want to talk about slavery, well, it was a terrible thing, but look at how long wago that was! really, that is so old that no slaves or slave owners are living probably. It does have nothing to do with todays generations and we can do nothing about it now, but this we can!
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      by basic grammar skills on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:10 AM in reply to Josh
      Read tour post twice yet still can't understand just what you are trying to say.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 08:04 AM in reply to Josh
      You're absolutely right. Maybe we should embrace our Arab brothers and sisters, house them, clothe them, feed them, and let them mooch off the government as some of the ancestors of slavery while they holler how unjust we were toward them.....NOT!
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      by laura on Sep 11, 2011 at 09:36 AM in reply to Josh
      English, please.
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      by truth on Sep 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to Josh
      You know whats ironic is how you try to bring slavery into the picture...... you should that your ancesters did what they did because thats why you are where you are.........
  • by lyn Location: martin county on Sep 10, 2011 at 09:09 PM
    the passengers on the plans that hit the towers, probably only knew in last moments what was happening. people in the towers: some showed bravery in helping others, staying calm, trying to get to safety. At the pentagon, people on the plane and ground never had a chance to understand the last moments. Survivors at the pentagon were the same as the tower survivors. To me the ones to be honored are the rescue personnel who entered knowing they could die and the 40 people on flight 93. honor them with your lifestyle.
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