9/11 ceremonies across Hampton Roads

Little Creek 9/11 ceremony (Photo credit: WAVY/Aaron Kurtz)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Several ceremonies will be hosted in the Hampton Roads area to remember the people who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Below is a list of the services.

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  • A World Trade Center beam will be on display in City Park at 900 Greenbrier Parkway. At 8:46 a.m., the ceremony will commence highlighting the 21-foot, 10,900 lb beam.


  • The Military Affairs Committee will host a two-hour observance with a reading of the names, prayer and reflections on that day. The event is free and will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 16 Rockwell Road, adjacent to Gosnold’s Hope Park, which was the original location.


  • The Norfolk Federation of Civic Leagues will host a free evening service at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Several honored guests will include Fire & Rescue Chief Jeffrey F. Wise, Sheriff Bob McCabe, Police Chief Michael Goldsmith and musical tributes by the “Strolling Strings” of Norfolk Public Schools. Admission and train tours begin at 5 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m.
  • Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads has an event planned on the morning of Sept 11. At 8:46 a.m. — when the first aircraft hit the twin towers — the Chief Petty Officer Selectees will lead a service at the POW/MIA Park. There will be a 2,977-step march around the base to honor the number of lives lost. Afterwards, Lieutenant Nathaniel Mitchell from the New York Fire Department, who helped during 9/11, will speak.


  • Operation Homefront Mid-Atlantic presents “Freedom Walk 2014” presented by Newport News Shipbuilding. This event is an opportunity for community members to walk alongside servicemembers, veterans and their families to reflect on the events of 9/11 and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Freedom Walk 2014 is being held at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton, VA on Sept. 11 from 5pm – 8pm. It is free and open to the public.


  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth will hold its annual 9/11 commemorative run/walk Thursday, Sept. 11, at noon. NMCP commander, Rear Adm. Terry J. Moulton, who was working at the Pentagon when it was hit by an aircraft in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will speak at the event.


  • Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story is holding a ceremony in the base chapel at 10 a.m. The Chief Petty Officer Selectees will host the event with Captain Frank Hughlett, commander of the base, providing opening remarks.

If you know of any additional ceremonies held in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks, please leave the information in the comments section below.

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