How is the Piedmont Triad honoring 9/11 on the 20th anniversary? See the rundown of local memorials

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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, the Tribute in Light illuminates in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York, as seen from across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J. The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped how the U.S. is observing the anniversary of 9/11. The terror attacks' 19th anniversary will be marked Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner nearby in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, the Tribute in Light illuminates in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York, as seen from across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J. The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped how the U.S. is observing the anniversary of 9/11. The terror attacks’ 19th anniversary will be marked Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner nearby in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

(WGHP) — Sept. 11, 2021, marks 20 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

To honor the thousands of lives lost on that day, communities around the Piedmont Triad are coming together.

FOX8 has compiled a list of local events below.

Burlington Moment of Remembrance

The city’s proclamation calls for first responders, houses of worship, and residents to join our nation in the ringing of bells and sounding of 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.

At 8:46 AM on Saturday, the City’s Fire and Police Departments will commence ringing their bells and sounding their sirens from all corners of the city for one minute. Each of the city’s six fire stations will ring their bells and sound engine sirens; they will be joined by members of the police force, sounding the sirens of their squad cars positioned in various locations throughout the city.

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.

Davie County 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Davie County Recreation and Parks is having a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Davie County Community Park – Stadium.

Graham 9/11 Commemorative 5K Run/Walk

The City of Graham presents the first annual 9/11 Commemorative 5K Run/Walk Event on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The 5K route will start at 8 a.m. at the Graham Police Department and loop around the block to include Maple Street, McAden Street, Main Street, and Pine Street and continue to the finish line. Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place age group winners. Unique to this run is the “First Responders Team Cup.”

Greensboro 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

The City of Greensboro is hosting its 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to commemorate the 20th anniversary at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 11 to honor the multitude of public safety personnel who perished at the World Trade Center. Residents are invited to participate in the event at the Bellemeade Parking Deck, 220 N. Greene St. Participants have the option of climbing the flights of stairs at the Bellemeade Deck nine times, representing approximately 73 flights of stairs – the equivalent of the highest floor New York Fire Department firefighters reached on 9/11.

Guilford County Sheriff’s Office 9/11 Ride to Remember

On Sept. 11, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office will take part in a 9/11 Ride to Remember.

Proceeds from this motorcycle ride will go to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The ride begins at 11 a.m. at the GCSO District 2 Office parking lot located at 5440 Millstream Road in McLeansville.

High Point Rockers Baseball

On Sept. 11, Truist Point, home of the High Point Rockers baseball team, will host several events honoring the anniversary.

At 6:30 a.m., the High Point Fire Department will do a stair climb in honor of the firefighters lost in the World Trade Center. Members of the public are invited to participate.

At 11 a.m., the Heroes 5K will begin on Gatewood Avenue, ending at home plate at Truist Point. A portion of the proceeds will go to Angels in Blue and the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Registration is now open.

At 3:30 p.m., the High Point police and fire departments will compete in their second annual charity softball event at Truist Point. $4 from each ticket will go to Angels in Blue and the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Petty Family Foundation First Responders Appreciation Day

The Petty Family Foundation will be honoring first responders with an Appreciation Day on Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Petty Garage/Museum in Ramseur.

There will be food, music and K-9 demonstrations.

Reidsville 9/11 Memorial Dedication

On Sept. 11, officials with the City of Reidsville will unveil a 9/11 memorial in front of Reidsville Fire Station No. 1, located at 402 South Scales Street.

The dedication will begin at 11 a.m.

The sculpture, designed by Greensboro artist Jim Gallucci, includes a mangled beam from the Twin Towers in New York City.

The ceremony will also include the raising of the flag by a joint Honor Guard of Reidsville police officers and firefighters, the Ringing of the Bell and several patriotic songs performed by Rhonda Wheeler and the playing of bagpipes by David Thomas.

Vice Admiral Bruce Lindsey, a 1978 graduate of Reidsville High School, will offer remarks. Lindsey retired from the Navy in January 2020 with 37 years of distinguished service.

The public is invited to attend. The ceremony is expected to last about 45 minutes. Those attending are invited to bring chairs. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

On Sept. 10, Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page and his team will remember the attack with a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.

The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. outside the front entrance of the Law Enforcement Center at 130 Justice Center Drive in Wentworth. 

If it rains, the ceremony will be held inside the National Guard Armory next door to the Courthouse at 292 N.C. 65 in Wentworth.

The sheriff’s office says everyone is invited to attend.

UNC Greensboro 9/11 memorial Stair-Climb

The UNC Greensboro community plans to honor the 2,977 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, with a 110 flight stair-climb on Sept. 11.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. The climb begins at 8:46 a.m. at the UNCGH soccer stadium at 1408 Walker Ave. in Greensboro.

The event is free to attend.

For more information and registration, visit the UNCG police website.

Winston-Salem 20th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11

On Sept. 11, the City of Winston-Salem will host a 9/11 Public Safety Challenge for local Junior ROTC Units at Ronald W. Reagan High School at 3750 Transou Road in Pfafftown.

The commemoration will begin at 9:11 a.m. in the school gymnasium.

The commemoration will be followed by the annual 9/11 Public Safety Challenge.

JROTC cadets from Winston-Salem and Forsyth County high schools will compete in marksmanship, close-order drill and a “raider” obstacle course. The winning unit will take home the Public Safety Challenge Cup.

The events are free and open to the public. Masks are required inside the school.

Winston-Salem Climb to Remember

The Climb to Remember will be held at Truist Football Stadium at Wake Forest University beginning at 6 a.m. on Sept. 11. The event is free and open to the public and will involve a 2,997-step climb to remember each U.S. citizen who lost their lives on 9/11 and the military personnel whose lives were taken fighting the War on Terror.

Participants can take the challenge to climb 2,997 steps or form or join a relay team of family/friends to complete the 2,997-step climb.

Yadkin County 9/11 Commemorative Event

On Sept. 11, Yadkin County will honor the anniversary with an 8 a.m. event at the Willingham Theater, located at 226 East Main St. in Yadkinville.

The event will include the presentation of colors, the pledge, the national anthem and several speakers and recognitions.

The  event will also be Live on the Yadkin Arts Council’s Facebook page

Know of a Piedmont Triad memorial that was not included? Email news@wghp.com.

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