On Thursday, September 11th at 8:45 am, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will hold a remembrance ceremony in honor of the nearly 3,000 Americans who died 13 years ago in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The free event will include the singing of “God Bless America” by Air Force Master Sgt. Letty Clay, a moment of silence, and a gun salute performed by the Joint Base Charleston Honor Guard. The ceremony will be held landside of the museum’s warships, in front of the American flag. Members of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department will be on-hand to lay a wreath at the base of the aforementioned flag pole.
There will also be a program aboard the USS Yorktown that will be separate from the ceremony. Visitors will be able to watch a special video throughout the day, and cast a flower into Charleston Harbor in memory of those who were killed.
Admission and parking for the morning ceremony are free. Afterwards, normal museum admission rates and parking fees will apply.