Across the Triad this weekend, there will be many remembrances of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. One event at Wake Forest University is focusing on bringing together people of different faiths.
The commemoration will feature speakers, music, as well as prayers from a variety of faith traditions. University Chaplain Tim Auman says this 15th anniversary comes at a time when there's need for pause. The service is intended for a diverse audience, anyone who wants a moment of reflection.
“My memories are going to be different than someone else's and so, when you invite a variety of voices you're enriching your memories of the event," Auman says, "especially as it applies to a variety of different groups of people and individuals who may have experienced [9/11] differently.”
Auman says students, staff, and community members are invited to attend. The service begins Sunday at 2 p.m. in Wait Chapel, and is open to the public.
Other events in the Piedmont commemorating 9/11 include:
- Winston-Salem's Second Annual 9/11 Public Safety Challenge
- Saturday, September 10th, Program begins at 9:11 a.m., Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
- commemoration and competition for high school Junior ROTC units
- sponsored by the Winston-Salem Police and Fire departments, the Forsyth County Sheriff's and Fire departments, and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management
- open to the public
- Yadkin County 9/11 Memorial
- September 11th at 2 p.m.
- Yadkin County Park, 6600 Service Rd. (behind the YMCA), Yadkinville, NC