The town will hold its annual September 11 ceremony at First Baptist Church Friday, to remember sacrifices made by emergency responders on 9/11.
The keynote speaker this year is Bill Hart, Wake County Sheriff’s Office director of management services.
Hart has served in many roles over his career.
Hart was previously a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of North Carolina and an assistant district attorney in Wake County for seven years.
He was also a Special Prosecutor for the Department of Justice, Section Head of the Appellate Section of the DOJ, and the Division Head of the Criminal Division for the DOJ.
About 71 police officers and 343 firefighters died in New York trying to save victims of the Twin Tower attacks on Sept. 11.
“It gives us time to reflect on our freedoms and at the same time we can take the time to show appreciation to our emergency services people,” Mayor Ronnie Williams said. “We’ll be reflecting on events of that day.
Last year more than 200 people attended the event, where Linda Hayes, former secretary of the N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice and chair of the Governor’s Crime Commission, was the speaker.
Miss Garner Rachael Chavez will emcee this year’s event.