Local Interest
11:47 am
Tue September 12, 2006

UNCW Students Remember 9/11

Wilmington, NC – To commemorate those lost on 9/11 UNCW students held an all day public ceremony on campus on the five-year anniversary.

More than 3,000 American flags were placed on the campus commons lawn. Events organizers say early in the morning nearly 200 students and residents gathered to remember the victims of 9/11.

Ceremony organizer and student Brian Pate, says even a retired NYC fire fighter arrived with his family to remember the day's events.

Its just a remembrance day to remember the victims of 9/11 a nonpartisan event it don't matter if you're a Republican or Democrat it's just about remembering the victims of 9/11 and remembering that we are all Americans.

Other students at the event say they were pleased that UNCW took the step to recognize 9/11.