Highlights include memorial service, first responder showcase and community service fair
Cape Fear Community College invites the public to participate in a Day of Service and Remembrance on Thursday, September 11 to honor the memories of the victims of the 2001 attacks and recognize the work of first responders.
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance was originally launched in 2002, inspiring a tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who responded to the attacks.
The day’s events will begin precisely at 8:46 a.m. with a commemorative ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial on CFCC’s North Campus in Castle Hayne. The program will be led by students in CFCC’s First Responder Academy and will include a performance by the Wilmington Police Department Pipes and Drums.
Following the memorial service, the college will hold a first responders’ showcase featuring CFCC’s emergency response training programs: fire training, EMS/EMT and basic law enforcement training. Members from local law enforcement agencies are also expected to participate. Throughout the event, there will be presentations about fire safety, disaster preparedness, hurricane preparedness, helping military families, and other opportunities for civic and community engagement. The showcase will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the McKeithan Center.
In addition to the First Responders’ Showcase, the college will hold a Community Involvement and Service Learning Fair. Located in the BB&T Auditorium, the fair will highlight local organizations who focus on helping people in crisis.
Participating agencies and organizations include:
- Good Shepherd Center
- Cape Fear Volunteer Center
- (WRAAP) Wilmington’s Residential Adolescent Achievement Place
- The Carousel Center
- Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
- Sharing Our Bounty
- American Red Cross: Cape Fear Chapter
- Guardian Ad Litem
- Domestic Violence Shelter / Open Gate
- Coastal Horizons Center
- Easter Seals
- Cape Fear Regional Community Development
Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to donate a piece of clothing for Coats for Comfort for the Cape Fear Volunteer Center or contribute to a clothing drive for Red Cross relief efforts.
This is an official message from Cape Fear Community College and intended for current CFCC students.
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