9/11 Events Honoring First Responders

PIEDMONT TRIAD, N.C. -- This September 11 marks fifteen years since the largest terrorist attack on American soil. 

It shook our nation, but it also showed the resilience and unity of the American people. 

Here are a few events happening in the Triad that will commemorate 9/11. 

Saturday, September 10: Union Grove Baptist Church will hold a Family Fun Festival from 3-7 p.m. They will be recognizing emergency rescue workers as their community heroes. There will be food, amusement games, pony rides, a corn hole tournament, gospel music, and more. The church is located at 2295 Union Grove Road in Lexington. 

Saturday, September 10: Homes For Our Heroes project from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1431 Cameron Avenue in Winston-Salem. Volunteers are needed to do landscape design, painting, framing, flooring, and more. Contact Kenneth Holly at 336-473-8859 for more information. 

Saturday, September 10: The city of Winston-Salem will combine a public safety challenge with the city's 9/11 commemoration. A competition for high school junior ROTC members will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex. The event is free. The program will open at 9:11 a.m. with the city's 9/11 commemoration. 

Saturday, September 10: "Honoring Our First Responders" in a field off of Highway 8 near Mountain View Church in Southmont in Davidson County. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and goes to 2 p.m. Several first responders from New York City will be in attendance. 

Sunday, September 11: Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church is inviting community members to its worship service beginning at 10:55 a.m. The church will be honoring first responders of the area. The church is located at 4834 Pleasant Garden Road in Pleasant Garden. For more information call 336-674-5711. 

Sunday, September 11: Community members are invited to remember those that lost their lives 15 years ago at a memorial service at Yadkin County Park located at 6600 Service Road in Yadkinville. The event begins at 2 p.m. 

Sunday, September 11: Freedom Fellowship Church in Burlington is inviting the public to attend Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. at the Burlington Downtown Depot/Amphitheater in commemoration of 9/11 victims. Mr. Ronnie Shirley from Tru TV's Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery/Dirt Church will be a guest speaker. 

Sunday, September 11: Alamance Giants baseball team will have a pre-game ceremony honoring first responders. Game time is at 2 p.m. vs. Holly Springs Senators at Joe Davidson Park. The Color Guard unit of the Navy Jr. ROTC at Western Alamance High School will present the colors for the playing of the national anthem. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II will throw out the first pitch. The ceremony will begin approximately at 1:30 p.m. 

 

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