Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ways to commemorate September 11 around Charleston

Remembering Sept. 11

Posted by Amanda Merritt and Melissa Tunstall on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM

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To mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Art Institute, the Meeting Street firehouse, and the Citadel will hold special events to remember that day and all those affected by it.

The Art Institute has the largest scheduled programming for the day. Starting at 8:46 a.m., the Institute asks local religious institutions to ring their bells, indicating the time that the first plane hit the North Tower. At 9:03 a.m. the Veteran’s Club President Danielle Butler will welcome those in attendance and mark the time of the South Tower's first impact. After the welcome, there will be discussions on the effect of Sept. 11 and at 9:59 am there will be live performances by art history students to commemorate the fall of the South Tower. At 10:28 a.m. — the time the North Tower collapsed — public speaking students will read the names of those who lost their lives. For the rest of the afternoon, there will be a sidewalk chalk "blog" for members of the public to express their thoughts and feelings as well as fashion displays, graphics, and a video of faculty, staff, and students reflecting on the day. For additional information or for the full schedule, please contact the school at (843) 727-0000.

The Meeting Street firehouse will be having a public bell ringing ceremony to remember each of the fallen firefighters. The ceremony will start at 9:45 a.m. but emergency service members are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. The bell will begin ringing at 9:59 a.m., marking the time the first World Trade Center tower fell.

The Citadel will receive a three-foot steel piece of a floor beam from the World Trade Center. This piece will be presented by representatives from the Fire Department of New York City and the Independence Fund before Friday's dress parade at 3:30 p.m. on Summerall Field. The public is invited to attend and can receive more information here.

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