Ceremony, lighthouse climb and flag lowering pay tribute on Patriot Day
Published 12:21 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019
A 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Outer Banks Event Site, 6906 S. Croatan Hwy. in Nags Head.
“Please bring your family to join Joe Morabito, an Alexandria Firefighter who responded to the Pentagon on 9/11, and local Emergency Management personnel for our 5th Annual 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony,” organizers invite. “Joe will be sharing what it was like to be a firefighter at the Pentagon on September 11th. This is one event you don’t want to miss!”
This event is hosted by the Outer Banks VFW Post 10950, the American Legion, the Town of Nags Head and Dare County.
At the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Buxton Volunteer Fire Department led firefighters in a climb of the lighthouse as a symbol of recognition and respect in memory of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The climb started at 8:46 a.m., the exact time Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 11 in tribute to Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time.