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9/11 services scheduled for Saturday in Graham and Burlington


9/11 Memorial Dedication event in Graham
The public is invited to a 9/11 Memorial event to dedicate the new memorial called “Together We Rise” on Saturday, September 11, beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the east side of Court Square in Graham, on East Elm Street beside the new Whit’s Custard addition.

This piece of steel salvaged from the Twin Towers will be the center of a memorial to be dedicated in Graham on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

There will be a color guard to present flags, a moment of silence for one minute, and station bell ringing three sets of five chimes each. County commissioner chairman John Paisley will speak, followed by brief remarks by the police chief, an EMS/Rescue representative, Alamance County Sheriff’s Department representative, and an ALCOVETS representative to speak for the military.


“Moment of Remembrance” in Burlington Saturday
The City of Burlington has will honor September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. People are encouraged to participate in service and remembrance activities honoring the lives lost and paying tribute to those who rose in service on that day in 2001.

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First responders, houses of worship, and residents will join the nation in ringing bells and sounding sirens for one minute at 8:46 a.m. on Saturday in a “Moment of Remembrance” of the 9/11 tragedies that occurred twenty years ago at that time.

Due to the pandemic, City employees will wear masks during the observance. Community members who wish to pay their respects at one of the City’s Fire Stations or at the Police Department are encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Following the “Moment of Remembrance,” theater group Studio One will present a youth production of “110 Stories, a 9/11 Tribute” by playwright Sarah Taft, at the Historic Depot in Downtown Burlington.

Based on interviews, this docu-play weaves together multiple stories that capture the shock and horror of that day as well as the resilience of New York City in its aftermath. The play will be performed at 9:30 a.m. There is no charge for admission but Studio One will be accepting donations to Allied Churches of Alamance County.


A 9/11 Remembrance
There will be a 9/11 remembrance event next Saturday, September 11, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the E. Bynum Educational Center, 331 East Morehead Street in Burlington.

The event will be in memory of Mrs. Sandra Murray White, who died at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and was a relative of Ernestine Lewis Ward. Come meet and greet the candidates for the November elections.

For more information call Ernestine Lewis Ward at 336-228-0840.

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