Wilson’s World: Preparations Beginning for the 2019 Flags of Remembrance Memorial

The 2019 Flags of Remembrance Memorial service will begin Wednesday, 9/11 at 8:30am in Romare Bearden Park.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For 13 years volunteers with the F.F. Steven Coakley Foundation have honored the victims of the terrorists attack on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers on 9/11/01 by displaying American flags along with the name and a picture of each life that was taken.   And today at Romare Bearden Park volunteers gathered to again continue their promise to never forget as they began constructing the Flags of Remembrance Memorial.

Wilson was with the volunteers this morning as they began placing the 2,977 flags that will become the Flags of Remembrance Memorial. He talked with the volunteers and sponsors of the event to find out how and why they came to work with the Coakley Foundation today.

This Tuesday, September 11th a reflective memorial will begin at Romare Bearden Park at 8:30am with members of the FDNY in attendance.  The memorial event will consist of the tolling of a bell at prominent times of 8:46, 9:03, 9:37, 9:59, 10:03 & 10:28 and will include a replica of the Twin Towers to sign for sharing your thoughts. A steel beam from the WTC will be on display.  Bring your family to visit and see this powerful tribute.

This Saturday, 9/14 The annual Charlotte 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Association.  NFFA along with the FDNY raise awareness as well as funds to honor and support  the families of your local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit. Fully geared up firefighters and supporters climb up the floors of the Duke Energy Building in Uptown.  The climbers will represent the 343 firefighters, 60 law enforcement and 10 EMS personnel who perished on September 11, 2001. Each participant will be walking or climbing the equivalent of  the 110 floors of each twin tower.  Opening ceremony for the event begins at 8:15am.

Learn more about the F.F. Steven Coakley Foundation and the 9/11 Flags of Remembrance at their website ffstevencoakley.org.

Romare Bearden Park is located in Uptown Charlotte at 300 South Church Street.

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