You may have been in your apartment in Columbia, SC, with friends and family, or out for a walk, but regardless of where you were or what you were doing, that day 10 years ago will always be remembered.
This coming Sunday is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Columbia, South Carolina is holding two memorial events to remember the fallen from that day and to honor all first responders.First Responders Remembrance Memorial Unveiling Ceremony
The official First Responders Remembrance Memorial unveiling ceremony is planned for Sunday at 3:00 pm at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to honor the American heroes who lost their lives.
The memorial will include a pair of 25 foot granite towers and two steel beams which will be crossed, showing how the country united after the attacks on the United States on 9/11/01. The memorial will include the names of all of the victims of the attack on New York City, both citizens and first responders, who gave their lives in New York that day, along with the names of all the South Carolina Midlands first responders, including the military, who have given their lives since that morning in 2001.
Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the many shops and restaurants in the area before the Midlands' 9/11 Remembrance Concert begins just a few blocks away at Finlay park.
Midlands' 9/11 Remembrance Concert
The South Carolina Philharmonic takes to the stage in Finlay Park on Sunday at 7:00 pm for the Midlands' 9/11 Remembrance Concert. The concert is free and will remember the fallen from that day and honor the first responders who keep Midlands communities safe today. The SC Philharmonic will play pieces for reflection as well as patriotic favorites.