City of Asheville to host 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Tammy Hooper speaks at 9/11 ceremony
Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper made remarks during a 911 remembrance ceremony downtown Friday. The event honored the 2,996 people who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on hijacked United Airlines Flight 93. The Asheville Fire Department Honor Guard placed a wreath in honor of those who died.

On September 11, at 8:30 a.m., the City of Asheville will commemorate the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The observance will take place in front of the Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza.

The ceremony will honor the memory of the firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other first responders and civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Asheville Fire Chief Scott Burnette will lead the ceremony on behalf of the City of Asheville along with Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper.

This ceremony is open to the public.