The Town of Indian Trail is hosting a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Indian Trail Veterans Memorial Garden (315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road) at 8 a.m.
The ceremony will open with a Benediction by the Hemby Bridge Fire Department Chaplain, followed by a welcome from Indian Trail Mayor Michael Alvarez. The James B. Crump VFW Post 2423 will conduct a flag ceremony, and Chief Johnny Blythe of the Hemby Bridge Fire Department will close with a speech.
The event will be held in person. It will also be livestreamed via the Town’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/IndianTrail) for those who are unable to attend.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since that tragic September day in 2001,” Alvarez said. “But we must never forget what happened and those that perished in the attacks. Indian Trail’s remembrance ceremony will pay tribute to those who lost their lives and the heroes who sacrificed so much to save others. Our country is in turmoil right now, and we are more divided than ever. I ask that you remember back to those weeks following Sept. 11 and how united we were. Let’s get back to that point and come together once again.”