The following events are scheduled to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Note that some events may be affected by Hurricane Florence. Check with organizers before attending.
9/11 Day of Service
The Triangle 9/11 Day of Service has several service projects scheduled throughout the area Tuesday that will benefit more than 40 organizations. The projects will be coordinated by Activate Good, a nonprofit center that encourages volunteerism in the Triangle. Organizers said Monday that some activities may be affected by weather. Those participants will be notified. Meanwhile, some activities still have volunteer opportunities. Go to activategood.org/911day2018 for a list of activities and to register.
The evening commemoration has been moved from Red Hat Amphitheater to Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., at 6 p.m.
Wake Tech will have tributes on its three Raleigh campuses.
▪ A wreath laying is at noon at the flagpole on the Public Safety Education Campus. 321 Chapanoke Road.
▪ A remembrance walk is at 8:30 a.m. at the Northern Wake Campus, 6600 Louisburg Road. It will begin at the flagpole.
▪ A patriotic display and the U.S. Army Celebration Freedom Helicopter will be at the Southern Wake Campus, 9101 Fayetteville Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Building N.
NC Guard 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
A remembrance ceremony honoring first responders and National Guardsmen will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., coordinated by the North Carolina National Guard, Department of Public Safety and other state officials. The ceremony is at Joint Force Headquarters Auditorium, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh.
First Responders Day and 9/11 Remembrance
The Town of Chapel Hill will honor first responders outside Fire Station No. 1, 403 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at 9 a.m. Parking is limited near the fire station. The ceremony will be moved inside Town Hall’s council chamber if there is inclement weather.
▪ UNC’s annual stair run at Kenan Memorial Stadium is at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday hosted by UNC’s Army ROTC Tar Heel Battalion. Campus leaders, community members and first responders will climb 2,076 steps at the stadium the number of steps in each of the World Trade Center towers, according to the university. Participants will include Chancellor Carol Folt, Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue and Fire Chief Matthew Sullivan.
▪ A ceremony recognizing six UNC alumni who were killed on 9/11 will be held Tuesday, 8:30 to 9 a.m., outside the Alumni Center. Remarks will begin at 8:46 a.m. in the Memorial Garden. UNC student Dylan Melisaratos will talk about his uncle, Christopher Quackenbush, a 1979 UNC graduate, who died Sept. 11.
Gen. McChrystal talk
On Friday, Sept. 14, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal will give a free talk at Duke University at from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The topic will be “Seventeen Years at War: A Conversation with General Stanley McChrystal” and will include a Q&A with the audience. McChrystal led the Joint Special Operations Command in Iraq and was top commander of American forces in Afghanistan, according to an event announcement. The talk will be in the Sanford School of Public Policy’s Fleishman Commons. Parking is available in the Bryan Center parking garage. Duke will livestream the event on the Sanford School’s YouTube and Facebook pages.