No matter where you were on September 11, 2001 you will remember that day. The folks in Hilton Head, South Carolina have many events planned to help commemorate the attacks that changed our lives. Regardless of if you choose to remember those events in your apartment in Ridgeland, SC or with a crowd of others who were also deeply affected, Auston Chase would like to inform you of a few of the events taking place.
On Friday, Beaufort Academy will have a display of 3,000 flags in honor of those who died in the terrorist attacks.
On Saturday, there are several events planned throughout the community to remember the heroes and those who continue to serve. Concerts, special prayers, moments of silence and a military flyover are planned.
A Bluffton Block Party will be held beginning at noon at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton. The event will celebrate American pride and spirit. Proceeds will benefit Operation R&R. There will be food, live music and an honor guard presentation by the Bluffton Police Department and Bluffton Township Fire District.
A 9/11 Memorial Service at 8:30 a.m. will be held in the Sun City Town Square, near the 9/11 Memorial. Five branches of the military, the fire department and sheriff's office as well as the K-9 department will be represented. There will be color guards and the Army Brass Quintet.
The FDNY Retirees of The Lowcountry will hold a remembrance/memorial service to uphold the meaning of "Never Forget" at 9:30 a.m. on the dock immediately behind Chart House Restaurant. All members of the community are invited. Active or retired members of law enforcement or fire service will be wearing their uniform as a mark of respect for the deceased. The Skull Creek Boathouse will have food and refreshments available for attendees after the service.
In support of the Independence Fund's Lt. Dan Weekend 2, the Fripp Island Independence Fund will be having a memorial gathering at the Ocean View Lounge from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the severely wounded veterans who have shouldered the response to those attacks. A $30 donation entitles guests to an assortment of appetizers and desserts, live music, speakers from the 82nd Airborne, and silent and live auctions.