CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Several remembrances are planned to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks, as well as to pay tribute to those in military and public service today.
Two services were held Friday morning. The students and staff of St. Johns High School held a ceremony at 9:30 on Johns Island, and the Naval Weapons Station honored James Lynch, an employee lost in the attack on the Pentagon, in their annual Patriot Day observance.
Other area services include:
- The USS Yorktown will hold a service at 8:30 a.m. in hangar bay three on the ship. A moment of silence will be observed at the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Parking and admission will be free until 8:30. Attendees are invited to tour the Yorktown afterwards.
- Pinewood Prep in Summerville will host a service and concert on their campus at 8:30 a.m. A medallion made from steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center will be placed at the school. A concert of patriotic songs by the Summerville Community Orchestra is scheduled to start at 9:45 following the ceremony.
- The Daughters of the American Revolution will observe Patriot Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at Creekside Farm in Moncks Corner. The public is invited to attend the event and hear a presentation on the Carolina Marsh Tacky horse and its importance to the state's history. One of the horses will be at the event.
- The Charleston Fire Department will honor those lost by tolling the bell on the old Fire Watch Tower on Queen Street at 9:59 a.m., the time the first tower collapsed the day of the attacks.
- Victory Baptist Church will hold a special service honoring the 9/11 victims Sunday at 11 a.m. A reception paying tribute to those in police, fire, and emergency services will be held following the remembrance.
In addition, the Trident United Way will hold its Day of Caring over the weekend. Area businesses, church and community groups, and individuals will work on volunteer projects as a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. To find out how to help, visit tuw.org.