Several local events commemorate 9/11 attacks

Several local events commemorate 9/11 attacks

Today the Lowcountry showed their support for first responders and the work they do to protect the public. It was all commemorating the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

In downtown Charleston, firefighters had a bell ringing ceremony in memory of the 343 firefighters killed. Firefighters stood at attention, and the public came out to show support.

In Summerville, one high school senior from Pinewood Preparatory School remembers 9/11, when he was just a first grader.

"I remember it being televised over elementary school televisions and really not knowing what happened, or why it was happening. I just knew it was bad," high school senior Jeremy Gray said.

Even though many students may not remember the event, they proudly wore red, white, and blue, shook hands with firefighters, and created a wall mural all to say thank you for serving.

The Historic Charleston Rotary Club also honored our heroes this 9/11 by hosting Charleston's Fire Chief and other local fire and emergency workers during a lunch event.

"Those are folks who sacrifice for us and this is a way for us to honor and recognize them," club President Tom Clymer said.

The luncheon included a presentation by the fire department's color guard and speech by Chief Karen Brack.

"It's a very emotional day for us. You can't help but be touched by the outpouring of love the community gives all firefighters on this day," Chief Brack said.

During the September 11th attacks four planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks.

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