Your guide to 9/11 memorial events in eastern North Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A number of ceremonies will be held across eastern North Carolina over the next few days in remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Greenville – The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at East Carolina University will hold a 9/11 Reflection Ceremony Friday from 12-2 p.m in Mendenhall Student Center, Great Rooms 1 & 2. A drop-off box will be at the event for donations to NC Packs4Patriots, a nonprofit organization supporting troops and their families by providing care and comfort items.

A Day to Remember: A Reflection and Commemoration of 9/11 will take place 3:00 p.m Sunday. at the Pitt County Courthouse, 100 West Third Street, Greenville. The event, held by the city to Greenville, is intended to promote unity, understanding, and to pay tribute to victims, survivors, and their families. The ceremony will include remarks from city and other local officials along with music. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved inside the courthouse.

Boy Scout Troop 30 will hold a 9/11 observance ceremony Sunday morning. The event is scheduled for 8a.m. – 10:35a.m. at the Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church on South Washington Street. During the ceremony the boy scouts will read the names o the victims of the deadly terror attacks. Best-selling author, Matthew Sleeth, will also be at the event speaking on “Living 24/6  in a 24/7 World.”

Havelock – The city of Havelock will commemorate those who lost their lives on September 11 as well as the men and women who serve the community every day. A short service will be held at the 9/11 Memorial in Havelock at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, 2 Governmental Ave, Havelock.

Jacksonville – The annual Patriot Day Observance in Jacksonville is set for 8:15 a.m. Sunday, at the 9/11 Memorial in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Organized by the Onslow Civic Affairs Committee, the observance honors and remembers victims, first responders, and military members who perished as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and in the continued fight against terrorism around the world. The Lejeune Memorial Gardens are located at Montford Point Road and Lejeune Boulevard where the Beirut Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and 9/11 Memorials are located. The Patriot Day Observance is open to the public.

New Bern – A September 11 memorial ceremony will be held 6 p.m. Sunday at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center & Firehouse, 585 Broad Creek Road, New Bern. This ceremony will honor first responders and will be held at the community’s 9/11 memorial. The Fairfield Harbour monument was erected and dedicated in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the Al-Qaida attacks. The memorial includes actual girders from the World Trade Center, which were gathered and stored in New Jersey.

Boy Scout Troop 30 will hold a 9/11 observance ceremony Sunday morning. The event is scheduled for 8a.m. – 10:35a.m. at the Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church

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