Throughout the Charlotte region today, residents will remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with a series of services, moments of silence and flags lowered to half-staff. A partial list:
Where: Our Children's Memorial Walkway in Frazier Park, 1201 W. Fourth St.
When: 8:30 a.m.
What: At 8:47a.m., the time when the first plane flew into the north tower at the World Trade Center, a large bell will toll. Afterward, red, white, and blue balloons will be released into the air. The observance will also include a bagpiper, prayer, and a long scroll with names and photos of those who died.
Where: E. E. Waddell High School, 7030 Nations Ford Road.
When: 9 a.m.
What: A memorial service to honor those who died on 9-11, with police and firefighters participating. There will be a moment of silence, and the school's chorus and JROTC will perform.
Walk to Remember
Where: Idlewild Elementary School, 7101 Idlewild Road.
When: 10 a.m.
What: Idlewild students will honor the victims and heroes of 9-11. Each grade level will remember a group involved in 9-11, and will show respect by walking in silence. Firefighters, police officers and members of the military will serve as honorary marshals.
Moment of Silence
Where: The Circle, Mitchell Community College, 500 W. Broad St.
When: 8:45 a.m.
What: Mitchell Community College will observe a moment of silence in memory the victims of 9-11 and to honor those serving in the military.
Where: Russell House lawn, Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 Seventh Ave. N.E.
When: 9 p.m.
What: Campus Pastor Andrew Weisner will lead a brief memorial service. Also, members of the College Democrats and College Republicans will display 2,998 American flags – one for each victim – on the lawn all day.
Where: Rock Barn Golf and Spa, 3791 Clubhouse Drive.
When: 7 p.m.
What: A 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the Greater Hickory Classic At Rock Barn Presented By Kia, on the first tee of the Jones course.
ROCK HILL, S.C.
Where: The Tillman Loop flagpole, Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave.
When: 8:30 a.m.
What: A short ceremony to remember the victims of 9-11. At 8:46 a.m., student Marshall Woody will play taps on the trumpet. Students and community members will place 2,000 small American flags in front of Byrnes Auditorium. The Rev. David Brown of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church will speak at 9:11 a.m. There will be a second service at 9:11 p.m. at which a student who lost family and friends in the New York attacks will speak.