Flags of Remembrance 2017
Join us to honor and remember those who were killed in 9/11. We arrange 2,977 flags in the shape of the World Trade Center Towers each year. This emotional and meaningful display draws regular visitors as well as newcomers to the area with strong ties to this tragedy. This event is intended to broaden the awareness of what happened that day, especially for young people who did not experience this historical event as an adult. Many families were impacted and we hope this offers continued peace to them.
Romare Bearden Park — 300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Thursday September 7
3-5pm Flag Grid Stringing
Friday September 8
5:40am WCCB Wilson’s World on site (6:30am-10am show)
6:30am-10:30am Place Flags (public invited – check in at Volunteer Table)
Monday September 11
8:15am begin the 9/11 Flags of Remembrance Ceremony
Tuesday September 12
10am Flag Removal
WCNC’s Larry Sprinkle will open our 9/11 Ceremony with his personal story of injury and setback and his comeback — connected with local firefighters who were on the scene of his recent accident.
9/11 Flags of Remembrance Ceremony
8:46am — American Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower at the World Trade Center
9:03am — United Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower at the World Trade Center
9:37am — American Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon
9:59am — the South Tower at the World Trade Center collapses
10:03am — United Flight 93 crashes in Shanksville, PA
10:28am — the North Tower at the World Trade Center collapses
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Public Invited to Help Us Arrange Flags
Check in at our volunteer station to receive instructions on arranging the 2,977 flags in the shape of the twin towers.