Eastern Carolina observes Sept. 11 anniversary

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – September 11th affected people across the country, including eastern Carolina.

The Greenville community came together Friday morning, honoring the lives of those lost on 9/11. First responders, city leaders, and community members met on the steps of the Pitt County Courthouse.

Greenville Police Bishop TC Daniels says what impacts him the most is the outpouring of love and unity nationwide.

“If it darkens our door one day, we want the same support and the same hope that we’re giving others during their time of bereavement and loss as well,” explained Bishop T.C. Daniels, Greenville Police.

The ceremony included several speakers as well as a moment of silence.

ECU students also came together commemorating 9/11.

They placed 2,977 flags in front of the student center, one for each person killed in the attacks.

Student volunteers came out starting at 6:30 Friday morning to plant the flags.

University, city and state leaders spoke at the memorial.

Students tell 9 On Your Side, while they were very young when it happened, they too remember it like it was yesterday.

ECU College Republicans organized the event.

In Jacksonville, the military community came together to not only remember our fallen heroes from 9/11 fourteen years ago, but also those who died in the fight against terror. Hundreds of first responders, military personnel and members of the community came out to Camp Johnson’s steel beam memorial dedicated to 9/11 victims.

In Kinston, community members gathered at Pearson Park for a moment of silence.

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