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Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam at the 9/11 Anniversary Ceremony / Photo by Jason Benavides

Thoughts on 9-11 at the ‘Never Forget’ monument from Mayor Washam

Sept. 11. [Text of a speech given this morning by Mayor Woody Washam] The events of 9/11 are forever etched in our minds and hearts. The Cornelius Never Forget 9/11 Monument, which includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, is our way to honor the first responders, citizens, and military personnel affected […]

2023 9-11 ceremony at Fire Station No. 1

Ceremony continues at ‘Never Forget’ 9-11 monument

Sept. 11. Many firefighters, veterans and citizens are at Fire Station No. 1 for the annual 9-11 ceremony. Here is the schedule: 8:30 am – Opening prayer 8:46 am – Hijackers crash American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. 9:03 am – Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into […]

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‘Never Forget’ 9-11 ceremony starts at 8:30 am

Sept. 11. The 9-11 Anniversary Ceremony, commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 attacks, starts at 8:30 am today at the “Never Forget” monument at Fire Station No. 1. The three-hour event uses a tolling bell and moments of silence to mark the critical moments of that day 22 years ago. The ceremony will […]

Panthers Home Opener

2 retired FDNY firefighters from Cornelius will help kick off Panthers game

Sept.  9. By Dave Vieser. Two Cornelius residents—both former New York City firefighters—will “Keep Pounding” the drum before the start of this Sunday’s 9-11 Carolina Panther home opener at Bank of America Stadium. Jim Butler and Peter Blaich, both of whom who spent many hours at the World Trade Center following the terrorists attacks in […]

Troop 58 did not forget: 9/11 commemoration in Bordeaux

On Sept. 11, Scouts from Troop 58 commemorated the 20 year anniversary of 9/11 by lowering the American flag to half staff. It was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Members of the Bordeaux community were in attendance to participate in the solemn remembrance. Troop 58, which has been meeting […]

Flags at half-staff Saturday 9/11

Sept. 10. All United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Sept. 11, in tribute to Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance. “We mourn those we lost 20 years ago on 9/11 and honor the brave first […]

Tillis at the 9/11 Monument in 2016

9/11 ceremonies in Cornelius, Huntersville

Sept. 10. The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be remembered in North Meck, with special observances in Cornelius and Huntersville. Cornelius Various dignitaries will speak at the 9/11 Remembrance Vigil at Fire Station No. 1, including US Sen. Thom Tillis who is scheduled for 10:04 am. Solemn observances include a choir singing God […]

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

20th anniversary observation planned for 9-11 Monument at Fire Station No. 1

Aug. 14. US Sen. Thom Tillis, who got his start in politics nearly 20 years ago on the Cornelius Town Board, will be the keynote speaker at the 9/11 Remembrance Vigil on Saturday, Sept.11 at Fire Station No. 1. The community is invited to quietly reflect and remember at the site of the Cornelius Never […]