Greensboro 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors firefighters and first responders
This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The City of Greensboro will host an event in honor of the victims and survivors.
Many people can remember where they were on September 11th and the uncertainty and emotions that followed. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives that day.
On Saturday morning, participants will head to the Bellameade Parking Deck in Greensboro to climb almost 73 flights of stairs. It pays homage to the firefighters and other security guards who died in the World Trade Center.
Brett Combs, assistant chief of the Greensboro Fire Department, is one of the organizers of the event. He says he remembers the day well.
“If you’re not careful, you will forget,” says Combs. “And as bad as that day was, I’m sure a lot of people want to forget this day. But for us as firefighters and as Americans, I think we need to remember, think about it, and honor the people who have sacrificed the most. “
Registration for climbing stairs starts at 7.30 a.m. in Center City Park. Participants can pin pictures of the fallen first responders that they carry as they climb.
Other local 9/11 memorial events
9/11 Memorial stair climb
Recreation and Parks in Davie County
151 Southwood Dr. Mocksville, NC
Saturday 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
“Never Forget” 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Commemoration at the Willingham Theater
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
226 E. Main Street Yadkinville, NC
Saturday September 11th at 8:00 am at the Willingham Theater
* This event kicks off the 44th annual Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival, which takes place on the streets of downtown Yadkinville from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. after the ceremony.
9/11 commemoration for the 20th anniversary
Veterans of the Foreign Wars after 1142
Wilkes local history museum
100 E Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC
8:30 a.m. Saturday 9/11
The ceremony includes a presentation of the VFW Post 1142 honor guard
9/11 climbing stairs and several activities
High Point Fire Department, local first responders, and the High Point Rockers Baseball Team
Climbing stairs takes place at 6:30 a.m.
301 N. Elm St. High Point, NC
9/11 Public Safety Challenge for local junior ROTC units
Saturday, September 11th, 9:11 am
Reagan High School, 3750 Transou Road, Pfaffown
On Saturday, September 11th, Ronald W. Reagan High School will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in conjunction with the Winston-Salem City 9/11 Public Safety Challenge for local junior ROTC units instead of.
The commemoration will take place in the school’s gymnasium. State and local government elected officials will speak with a representative from US Senator Richard Burr.