20 Years Later: Remembering 9/11 In The Midlands
September 10, 2021 10:48AM EDT
Tomorrow, as it does every Sept. 11th, the National 9/11 Museum & Memorial will light up the New York City skyline with two beams of sky-blue light. Twenty years later those lights offer a sobering reminder in an increasingly political climate.
But those memorial blue skies are not exclusive to the Big Apple, this weekend the Midlands remembers…
Fort Jackson will host a wreath laying ceremony Friday at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public but guests are to be seated by 4:30 p.m. Attendees are required to wear a mask. The ceremony will be live streamed on the Fort Jackson Facebook page.
Lexington Medical Center’s Tunnel to Towers 5k will be held Friday at 7 p.m. Participants begin the race at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at 1101 Lincoln Street.
The 9/11 Remembrance Foundation of South Carolina‘s “Morning of Remembrance” program will take place Saturday at 8 a.m. The event honors the 59 fallen first responders and military service members from the Midlands. Join community members at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at 1101 Lincoln Street.
A free 9/11 memorial concert will be held at the Koger Center for the Arts Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A variety of performers will play throughout the event. While the event is FREE, tickets are required for entry, so plan ahead.
The South Carolina State Museum will display a steel girder from the Word Trade Center in the museum’s main lobby Saturday and Sunday. SCSM will also offer free general admission to first responders, active military and veterans throughout the weekend.
Do you have any personal traditions to remember 9/11?