9/11 Memorials Around Charlotte Today


On September 11, 2001, 2 American Airlines Boeing 767s, collided into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, causing the complete destruction of both towers. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the west side of the Pentagon near Washington, D.C. and a 4th plane crash-landed into a field in Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board.

The September 11th attacks tragically took the lives of 2,977 people.

Today we remember them.

Charlotte’s 9/11 Flags of Remembrance Memorial

Romare Bearden Park (300 S. Church St) will honor the victims and first-responders of 9/11 this year with a massive display.

A memorial featuring 2,977 flags set up in the shape of the World Trade Center Towers will be set up on the lawn. Due to COVID-19, temperatures are being taken and capacity is limited at the memorial.

The memorial will be available to visit through Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Flags of Sutton Bridge 

Several local Charlotteans and York County residents will be gathering on the Sutton Bridge to wave flags and honor those who have lost their lives during rush hour times.

According to their Facebook event:

“Rolling Thunder sponsored memorial to those lost on 9/11. This will be rush hour times so 7-9am and 4-6pm. We will have some flags but bring them if you have them. This is a non-political event, so American flags only please.”

The flag will be displayed over I-77 as thousands of motorists pass through the region.

United We Help Month – Virtual 9/11 Commemoration

North Carolina’s ‘United We Help Virtual 9/11 Commemoration event’ will feature speakers, music, behind-the-scenes look at a handful of area nonprofits serving the community during the pandemic, and instructions for do-it-yourself service projects to help others that you and your family can participate in from home!

Continue an annual tradition of service and acts of kindness and community-building on September 11.
Tune in to our United We Help Virtual 9/11 Commemoration on WRAL.com, @WRALTV and the WRAL News app on Friday September 11th at 5:45pm to join the event.