9/11 Memorial events in the Midlands

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Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 7:38 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
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Below is a list of events in the Midlands to commemorate 9/11:

RICHLAND COUNTY

Fort Jackson officials have planned a wreath-laying ceremony on September 9 at 11 a.m. at Centennial Park.

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The 21st Anniversary 9/11 Morning of Remembrance Ceremony will pay tribute to South Carolina First Responders and Military Service Members and will be held at the 9/11 Remembrance Memorial at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street).

The event will take place on September 11. The prelude will begin at 8 a.m. The program will begin at 8:40 a.m.

Attendees will hear from Governor Henry McMaster and Dan Hennigan, Chairman and Founder of the 9/11 Remembrance Foundation, retired US Army veteran and honorary Battalion Chief with the Fire Department of New York.

The event will be streamed on Facebook live here.

The ceremony is open to the public and free of charge, according to officials.

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The Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run and Walk is happening in Columbia on September 9th at 6 pm.

It’s a race he said brings attention to the men and women in uniform who lost their lives on 9/11.

More information on Tunnel to Towers can be found here.

KERSHAW COUNTY

The Lugoff Fire Department will have its 3rd Annual Walk of Remembrance.

The event will take place on September 10 at 9 a.m. The walk will start on US Highway 1 at Lugoff Fire Department to Camden Fire Department. You can sign up for the walk by clicking here.

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Kershaw County School District’s Continous Learning Center (CLC) will host Hero Day to honor first responders.

The event will take place on September 9 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the CLC campus (1109 Campbell Street, Camden, SC 29020).

Students, faculty, staff and guests will participate in stations featuring the following presentations:

  • The Camden Fire Department firefighters will share information about the Tunnel to Towers 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit coming to Kershaw County (September 23-24), the 9/11 Remembrance Walk (September 10) and the 2022 Fire Fest (September 24).
  • Camden Fire Department Battalion Chief Johnny Mullis will conduct a fire safety demonstration and share valuable fire safety information and tips. Information about the Lugoff Fire Explorers program open to Kershaw County students will be available.
  • A Kershaw County Hero Panel including representatives from the Camden Police Department, Kershaw County EMS, Kershaw County Dispatch, Kershaw County Fire Service, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Lugoff Fire Department will share about their roles in the county, as well as working as a team with other county agencies.

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CAYCE FIRE DEPARTMENT

On Sept. 11 the Cayce Fire Department will raise the American flag over the Blossom Street Bridge on Knox Abbott Drive at 8:46 a.m. There will also be a moment of silence to honor the 2,977 lives lost during the attack.

The flag will remain until 10:28 AM, the same time that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

Cayce Fire Department will be raising an American flag in honor of all the lives lost on 9/11.
Cayce Fire Department will be raising an American flag in honor of all the lives lost on 9/11.(clear)

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