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Watch: Western North Carolina remembers the 9/11 terrorist attacks

9/11 Memorial & Museum
FILE - 9/11 Memorial & Museum. A number of ceremonies have been scheduled across the region and around the country in remembrance of the September 11 attacks on the United States. (Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial & Museum)

Americans are coming together Wednesday, 18 years after the 9/11 attacks, to remember those who were lost, and those whose lives were forever changed.

Ceremonies planned across Western North Carolina

Asheville

The City of Asheville will hold a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the City Municipal Building at 100 Court Plaza.

This event will pay solemn tribute to those who heroically sacrificed their own lives to save thousands of others, and emember those who helped in the rescue-recovery efforts that followed at Ground Zero.

This ceremony is open to the public. The ceremony will include remarks by Asheville Fire Chief Scott Burnette, Asheville Police Chief Chris Bailey and City Manager Debra Campbell.

Attached is the program with more details.

TC Roberson JROTC is leading a ceremony scheduled to start at the time the first plane hit the Twin Towers. They will be gathering from 8:45 a.m.-9 a.m. at the flagpole in front of the school.

Clyde

The ninth annual Clyde Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on September 11.

Hendersonville

Henderson County will conduct a brief ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. on the Historic Courthouse Square to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.

"Reverence, Remembrance, Reflection" will be the central theme of the program. Reverence to show respect for the sacrifice given by so many and their families, Remembrance to commemorate the lessons learned and Reflection to consider the course we have followed since.

Patriot Day is a day for all Americans to come together in unity, setting aside our differences to recognize our common bond. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to join.

Weaverville

Weaverville will hold its annual 9/11 Observance at Noon on Wednesday, September 11, at Lake Louise Park. Weaverville resident Craig Weeks will be the guest speaker.

A career banker, Craig was in his NYC office on 9/11 on the twentieth floor of Chase Plaza when the planes hit the towers, two blocks away. For the first time in public, Craig will tell his remembrances of that day.

The clergyman for this ceremony will be Rev. Orion Davis, whose church in Montclair, New Jersey was critical in helping survivors. Other participants in our 9/11 ceremony include the Reuter Center Singers, the Weaverville Police and Fire Departments, and Howard Dusenbery on the bagpipes.

Ceremonies Across the Country

Across the Country, a victims’ relatives are expected at ground zero while President Donald Trump is scheduled to join an observance at the Pentagon and Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the third attack site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Former President George W. Bush, the commander-in-chief at the time of the 2001 attacks, is due at an afternoon wreath-laying at the Pentagon.

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