Wednesday is the 12th Anniversary of one of the darkest days in America's history. For many of us 9/11/01 doesn't seem that long ago.
There are a few events around the Charleston area dedicated to the remembrance of that day. For those who can't attend events, don't forget about 9/11 Day - an event created by a "non-profit movement to observe September 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds - and do something to brighten someone's day.
Here are the events:
- Open now - In the lobby of Capers Hall, The Citadel: "An exhibit of photographs taken by military combat photojournalists after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon."
- 8:46 am - The Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul (126 Coming Street) will ring will ring their bell 11 times.
- 9:15 am - The Art Institute of Charleston: Marjory Wentworth reading a special poem
- 9:20 am - The Art Institute of Charleston: Song performed by trio of students and faculty
- 9:35 am - The Art Institute of Charleston: Comments by Retired USMC Colonel Eddie S. Ray
- 9:59 am - The Art Institute of Charleston: Performances by Art History students
- 9:59 am - The Charleston Fire Department (116 Meeting Street) will ring a bell 343 times, one for each NYFD firefighter lost in the 2001 attacks.
- 10:28 am - The Art Institute of Charleston: Begin reading names of those lost by Public Speaking students
- 11 am - all afternoon - The Art Institute of Charleston: Sidewalk chalk blog for students and the public
- 5:15 pm - The Art Institute of Charleston: Original poems read by Creative Writing/English students; meaningful statistics recited by Math students
- 6:30 pm - Philip Simmons Mall Park: Without Walls Ministry and Hope Assembly Prayer Service followed by a cookout, book signing and speakers.