Eastern Carolina organizations, businesses honor first responders on 9/11 anniversary

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Some businesses and organizations in the east are paying their respects and making sure first responders know they are appreciated.

Many of these ceremonies will consist of current first responders paying their respects to those heroes in New York City, Washington, and Pennsylvania who rushed to the scenes to try and save their fellow Americans.

In New Bern, the Firemen's Museum will hold their annual 9/11 memorial service. Members of New Bern Fire-Rescue and the police department Honor Guard will have a bell ringing ceremony and place wreaths in honor of those fallen.

In Havelock, it's the 18th anniversary ceremony. Those in attendance will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem. Captain Mike Dixon with Havelock Fire-Rescue will give remarks, along with Chief Marvin Williams with the police department. There will be a moment of silence at 8:46 to remember the first plane hitting the World Trade Center. A pastor from Cherry Point Baptist Church will also give words of comfort.

There will be a ceremony at Camp Lejeune's Memorial Gardens at 8 a.m. This is through the City of Jacksonville and the Onslow County Civic Affairs Committee through the help of Camp Lejeune. There will also be a beam there from the Twin Towers.

Mission BBQ will give free sandwiches to all first responders. This will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They say they do this to remember the sacrifice of the brave men and women from police, fire, and first responder departments.