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Never Forget | 9/11 Memorial Events, Stair Climbs In The Triad

Here's a list of 9/11 memorials and events happening around the Piedmont Triad.

Editor's note: The above video is from a previous stair climb event honoring victims of 9/11. 

Never forget. 

It's been 18 years since the September 11 attacks left nearly 3,000 people dead in the worst act of terrorism the nation has ever experienced. On Wednesday, people across the US will honor those killed at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and aboard Flight 93.

Here's a list of 9/11 memorials and events happening around the Piedmont Triad.

Climb To Remember

What: Members of the Army ROTC battalion and military service departments at Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State University, Salem College and the public are invited to climb 2,997 stairs to pay tribute to each victim.

When: Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 a.m.

Where: BB&T Field in Winston-Salem

9/11 Moment of Remembrance

What: 9/11 Moment of Remembrance multi-faith ceremony to honor the lives lost and pray for survivors greatly impacted by 9/11.

When: Wednesday, September 11 at 12:15 p.m.

Where: Wake Forest Campus at the flagpole between Reynolda Hall and Benson Center. This is open to the public.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

What: A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will be held at the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and will include the honor guard and several guest speakers. The public is invited to the ceremony.

When: Wednesday, September 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Law Enforcement Center located at 170 N.C. 65 Reidsville, NC

(In the event of rain the ceremony would be held at the Community College on the same date and time.)

Patriotic Worship Service

When: Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Mount Pisgah UMC located at 2600 Pisgah Church Road

What: Service will consist of patriotic hymns, a time to give thanks, remembering the cost of freedom, praying for the nation. Make sure to wear red, white, and blue.

Greensboro 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

What: The City of Greensboro will host its eighth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday to honor those killed including first responders on 9/11.

When: Saturday, September 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Bellemeade Parking Deck at 220 North Greene Street in Greensboro

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

9/11 Never Forget Project 

What: High Point University students, faculty, staff and city workers will take part in the 9/11 Never Forget Project where 2,977 American flags will be placed around the plaza. 

When: Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Patriots Plaza on HPU's campus at the corner of Point Place and Alumni Avenue near the R.G. Wanek Center. 

Sandy Bradshaw Remembered 

What: A ceremony will be held at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur for Sandy Bradshaw.

When: Wednesday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. at the football field stadium

The Ringing of the Bells

The City of Burlington will observe a "Moment of Remembrance" by rinding of the bells. The City's proclamation also asks for first responders, houses of worship, and citizens to join our nation in the ringing of the bells for one minute at 8:46 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11. You can either ring bells or wave an American flag at the same time. 

TSA, RDU Airport Ceremony 

What: The Transportation Security Administration, RDU, state and local law enforcement agencies and first responders will remember the September 11 attacks at RDU Airport.

 When: 7:30-7:45  Patriot Guard Riders (PGRs) arrive at their designated locations within public areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in preparation for the ceremony and flag line in both terminals.

The following military branches will provide a backdrop of two personnel bearing their respective flags: U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Raleigh Police Department, N.C. Department of Public Safety, RDU Police Department, RDU Fire Rescue, RDU Traffic Control, and the Patriot Guard Riders.

8:38 TSA RDU Honor Guard will post colors at checkpoints 1 and 2.

8:40 Welcome/Opening Statement

8:45 Moment of Silence (30 seconds); vocalist will sing.

*T-1 Vocalist: Todd Voorhis TSI Aviation Canine (“Heaven”)

*T-2 Vocalist: Mrs. Belinda Farrar (“Wind Beneath my Wings”)

8:47 Master and Mistress of Ceremonies thank all attendees and conclude the ceremonies.


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