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Cornelius Fire Dept. announces 9-11 ceremony

The 9-11 monument, includes a 1.5 ton piece of steel from the World Trade Center

A Cornelius 9/11 Remembrance Vigil will be held on Friday, Sept. 11. The community is invited to quietly reflect and remember at the site of the Cornelius Never Forget 9/11 Monument, located at Fire Station No. 1, 19729 S. Main. Members of the Cornelius Fire Department will toll a bell marking the key moments of that day. The event is free and open to the public.

Remember to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

The schedule is as follows:
8:30 AM: Introduction
8:44 AM: Lower flag to half-staff
8:46 AM: SingleĀ Bell Toll/Moment of SilenceĀ – American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into North Tower
9:03 AM: single bell toll-United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into South Tower
9:37 AM: single bell toll-American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon
9:59 AM: single bell toll-South Tower collapsed
10:03 AM: single bell toll-United Airlines 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa.
10:28 AM: single bell toll-North Tower collapsed
11:00 AM: striking the bell toll to memorialize Line of Duty deaths in North Carolina in the Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, and Police community

The Cornelius Never Forget 9/11 Monument, which includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, is a way to honor the first responders, citizens, and military personnel who were affected and to educate future generations about the events surrounding this day in our nation’s history.