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NEWS | Sept. 7, 2011

Patriot Day commemoration at Patriots Point

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

A ceremony to remember those lost on September 11, 2001, and our Armed Forces lost in the Wars on Terror from 2001 to present, will be conducted in Hangar Bay 3 on USS Yorktown at Patriots Point, Sept. 11 from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

Nine thousand one hundred sixty eight names will be read by more than 200 participants from the Boy Scouts of America, local firefighters, the West Ashley Navy Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps, the Wando Air Force Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps, The Citadel NROTC, Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Joint Base Charleston, the Yorktown Sea Cadets and other civic organizations.

The first reader will be Tim Callanan, former employee at Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He will begin the program by reading the names of his 30 co-workers who died on 9/11. Cantor Fitzgerald lost 658 employees, all of the employees in the office at the time of the attacks, or about two-thirds of its workforce.

Attendance at the Patriots Point's commemoration is free to the public. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Parking is free until 9 a.m. when regular museum visits begin and a parking charge of $5 goes into effect.

For more information call 884-2727.