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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