HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - This Sunday, Americans will take a moment to remember and honor those fallen during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Several events will be held throughout Horry County and the Pee Dee to commemorate the victims and their loved ones. Here are just a few of them taking place this weekend.
The Surfside Beach Fire Department will have a 9-11 memorial at their fire Station beginning at 8 a.m. City employees say the program will include a guest speaker, a flag lowering and moment of silence. The community is invited to join. The station is located at 810 1st Ave. North in Surfside Beach.
North Myrtle Beach
The North Myrtle Beach Lions Club will begin the day on Sept. 11 by welcoming individuals to the city by waving American flags on North Myrtle Beach bridges. The public is welcome to attend an evening ceremony beginning at 7 p.m., located in the Horseshoe at the end of Main Street. There will be a presentation of a remembrance wreath for all fallen Americans by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety and Fire Department. Then, everyone will join together on the beach for a 21-gun salute by the Marine Corp League. The dedicated wreath will be taken out to sea.
EMS, firefighters, officers and other public safety personnel will be honored by the community Sunday, Sept. 11. The special tribute with take place at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SIMT) building. There will also be a 9-11 remembrance ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m., before the doors open for the 2016 Florence ComiCon event.
On Sept. 11, from 3 to 11 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe will host the Second Annual Red, White & Blues event. Not only will the event honor the 343 firefighters who lost their live on 9-11, it is also a fundraiser to raise money for charities associated with the Myrtle Beach Police Department and the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. Special guest emcee, the Reverend Spider Webb, will entertain, in addition to music by blues legends Charlie Snuggs, Four Sheets in the Wind and Chicago Bob and Digger T. All will take place on the Hard Rock's patio, where attendees can purchase a bracelet for $2. There will also be raffle prizes and activities for the kids. All proceeds will go to the Myrtle Beach Fire Departments' Public Education Fund.
Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson will host is Fourth Annual 9-11 Memorial Ride on Sunday. Registration for the ride will begin at 12:30 p.m., at the Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson store, located at 4710 S. Kings Hwy. The ride is $15 for riders and $5 for passengers. All of the proceeds will benefit the Horry County Firefighter Relief Fund. Before the ride begins, there will be the singing of the National Anthem and a blessing of the bikes. More than 300 bikers are expected to attend the yearly event.