|CBC Stations Remember the Heroes and the Horrors of 9/11
The One Year Anniversary of the Worst Terrorist Attack Ever on American Soil
As the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, approaches, Capitol Broadcasting Company and its subsidiaries are making plans to remember the victims of this terrible tragedy and honor the heroes made out of horror. Following are the events to be covered by CBC stations:
A WRAL-TV News Special: “One Year Later: How Safe Are We?” – This one-hour program features hosts WRAL-TV Anchor David Crabtree and the News & Observer’s Melanie Still leading a discussion on the level of security in North Carolina and our state’s preparedness for a terrorist threat or attack. Crabtree and Still will ask officials and experts from across the state what measures North Carolina has implemented since the attacks of 9/11 to protect our citizens. Forum panelists will include representatives from the FBI, the National Guard, search and rescue operations, our State Government, as well as a terrorism expert. The hour special will air in its entirety on the WRAL NewsChannel, and an edited version will air on WILM, September 10 at 7:30pm, WRAL, September 11 at 1pm, WRAZ September 11 at 7:30pm, and on WJZY.
A Public Memorial at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham – On Wednesday, September 11, 2002, CBC and American Legion Post #7 will join with the City and County of Durham in sponsoring a ceremony to remember September 11 and recognize local heroes. Citizens are invited to attend the one-hour ceremony at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The event begins at 9:00am, with doors opening at 8:00am. Organizers are asking churches to ring their church bells at 8:45am, 9:03am, 9:43am and 10:10am, the times that people lost their lives due to the September 11 terrorist attacks. WRAL-TV will air the event live on the WRAL Newschannel.
A Ceremony to Honor Victims of 9/11 at the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh – Gov. Mike Easley and First Lady Mary Easley invite the public to attend a special ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 220, on the State Capitol grounds, Hillsborough Street side, at 11:00am to honor those who perished September 11, 2001. Special guests will include the Governor and First Lady, Raleigh City Mayor Charles Meeker and others. The Raleigh Concert Band, Carolina Harmony Chorus and others will provide patriotic music. WRAL-TV will air the event live on the WRAL Newschannel.
An Interfaith Service of Remembrance at Exploris Museum in downtown Raleigh – WRAL-TV will join with the Wake County Interfaith Alliance in an Interfaith Service of Remembrance beginning at 5:00pm on September 11. As we find ourselves still in search of greater understanding and effective ways to respond, we can gather in remembrance, reflection and hope for the future. The Interfaith Service of Remembrance will include prayers and sacred scripture from the world’s religions including Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Buddhism. Musical groups from WRAL-TV’s Sunday morning program, Spiritual Awakenings, will participate in the service.