Ways to commemorate 9/11 in the Lowcountry

9/11 Heroes Dinner

The 9/11 Heroes Dinner will honor those who served our nation during the September 11, 2001 attack. This event takes place on the 20th anniversary at the Cruise Terminal in Charleston. The keynote speaker will be Captain John E. Cameron, US Coast Guard, Retired. On 9/11, Captain Cameron was assigned to the port of New York. He was instrumental in putting together the 9/11 Boatlift which was the largest grouping of watercraft ever seen in New York history. Thanks to these efforts nearly 500,000 civilians were rescued by water after all busses, bridges, subways and tunnels were shut down for fear of destruction.

Four additional heroes who worked at Ground Zero in different capacities will also tell their first-hand stories. Doors open at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Attendees may also purchase tickets for the VIP reception at 5 p.m. Ticket prices range from $85 to $125.


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9/11 Heroes Run

Run, walk or ruck to honor the heroes of 9/11 and all those who’ve served our nation since. This year’s walk will also acknowledge the hard work of all of our nation’s frontline healthcare workers. All ages and fitness levels are invited to join this event on Saturday, September 11. There is also a virtual option.

This run series started in 2007 by the family of fallen 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC). Proceeds are used to directly support the mission of the Travis Manion Foundation: Empowering our nation’s veterans and families of our fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.

Date: Saturday, September 11
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Charleston Fire & Police Department – 235 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Patriots Point

This day of remembrance begins with a silent walk across the Ravenel bridge by Lowcountry first responders and beyond. It will be followed by a remembrance ceremony on the Yorktown at 11:30 a.m. This event is open to the public and included in the price of admission. There will also be hands-on activities for children at Patriot’s Point during this entire event. They’ll have the opportunity to reflect on what patriotism means to them, create a remembrance wreath and get a glimpse of museum artifacts involved in emergency response onboard.

Date: Saturday, September 11
Time: 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant

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Flag Giveaway

Hudson Nissan of Charleston is commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by giving away a free American Flag to the first 100 guests to the dealership on Saturday, September 11. They are located at 7331 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston.

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Honor Fest

The Palmetto Military Support Group is hosting Honor Fest at Smythe Park on Daniel Island to celebrate first responders and military families. The day starts with a jazz brunch at 11 a.m. with Grammy award winning musician Charlton Singleton. There will be a remembrance ceremony at 2 p.m. and live music from 3-6 p.m. Entry is free but you will need to RSVP if you plan to attend.

Date: Sunday, September 12
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 2364 Daniel Island Dr., Daniel Island

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