NMB plans candlelight vigil to mark Sept. 11 attacks

North Myrtle Beach, SC - NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Community members will take to the streets of North Myrtle Beach on Saturday to honor and remember those in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Event officials said Main Street will be transformed into a patriotic scene from Hillside Drive to Ocean Boulevard to kick-off the Sept. 11 ceremony, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

During the ceremony, members of the Flying Tiger Jump Team, a Medevac helicopter and patriotic banners will take to the sky to show support for those involved in the terror attacks. A memorial wreath will also be presented to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and Fire Department, honoring the country's fallen heroes.

At dusk, the crowd will be led to the beach to observe the memorial wreath being set out to sea. Glow sticks will illuminate the beach and provide a reverent remembrance during 4 Five Bells, a 21-gun salute and Echo Taps.

Attendance to the event is free. For further information, contact North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation at 843-280-5584.

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