A special program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Joel Coliseum. Parking will be free.
The commemoration will remember those who perished and honor local first responders. The program will include music by the UNC School of the Arts Orchestra and the Winston-Salem State University Choir, and a video of recollections by local police officers and fire fighters who went to New York to assist with the recovery. The program is scheduled to last an hour.
The public is also invited to attend events sponsored by Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University on Sept. 11.
Winston-Salem State University is sponsoring a 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance at 4:30 p.m. at the clock tower on campus. Theme of the service is tolerance and unity. Winston-Salem Fire Chief Antony Farmer is the guest speaker and students from Winston-Salem State, Wake Forest University and Salem College will perform. Additionally, local heroes will receive awards and veterans of the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be honored during the event.
Wake Forest University is sponsoring a 9/11 Remembrance at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The program will include music, dance, reflection, readings and drama.