Sixteen years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Chapel Hill and Carrboro held local events in remembrance of 9/11.
The Town of Chapel Hill held a remembrance service at 8:30 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Town Hall, which also included Orange County and Carrboro. Fire, public safety, the sheriff’s department, EMS, elected officials, town staff and local residents came together to remember the tragic events that took place on 9/11.
Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger said it's important to recognize those who rose to the occasion to help.
“We want to honor the people who both perished in the event and the first responders who rose to the occasion and went to help,” Hemminger said. “We have our own first responders and public safety officials and everyone here who risked their lives all the time to help others.”
“I think it’s important to acknowledge their service and their commitment to all of this.”