Area events to remember Sept. 11 terror attacks
Among area events Tuesday to mark the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:
Flags of Remembrance
A reflective memorial at the Flags of Remembrance, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Palmer Building, 2601 E. 7th St. in Charlotte. Orchestrated by The Firefighter Steven Coakley Foundation, 2,997 U.S. flags one for each victim who died that day have been laid out in the shape of World Trade Center towers. A bell will be rung at 8:46 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:05 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and 10:28 a.m.; ribbons will be given, along with ribbons handed out to participants. The event will include a piece of steel beam from the WTC.
UNCC Charlotte Belk Tower
A 10 a.m. moment of remembrance at UNC Charlottes Belk Tower. Bells will chime as part of programs through Friday to honor the 9/11 victims. Other activities include a postcard campaign and education display at the student union, an outdoor flag installation on the COE/CHHS plaza and two blood drives.
Memorial and prayer in Waxhaw
An 8:30 a.m. event will be a time of remembrance and prayer at the Waxhaw flagpole at the Military Wall of Fame. The group will mark the time of 8:46 a.m., when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
Hickory ceremony downtown
The city of Hickory will hold a ceremony under The Sails on The Square downtown. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Major Gen. James Mallory, a former Army Reserve commander and a Statesville attorney, will deliver the memorial address. David Perlmutt