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Beaufort County, SC September 11th Commemorative Events

September 9, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The city of Beaufort’s annual September 11 ceremony, starting at 8:30am at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, will feature two speakers who responded to Ground Zero in the aftermath of the attacks, Mayor Pro Tem Donnie Beer said.

David Simms, a battalion chief with the Fire Department of New York, was a lieutenant in Ladder Company 20, a mile from the World Trade Center complex on September 11, 2001. The other speaker, Ted Druhot, was a Red Cross volunteer sent to New York two days after the attacks.

Beaufort’s Exchange Club will present awards for firefighter and law-enforcement officer of the year at the ceremony, and the Carteret Street United Methodist Church choir will sing, Beer said.


In Bluffton, the town’s sixth annual September 11 ceremony will begin at 8:40am outside Town Hall on Bridge Street. FBI Special Agent George Graves, Mayor Lisa Sulka and Police Chief Joey Reynolds will speak.

Graves, an 18-year FBI veteran now assigned to the Hilton Head resident agency, was working in the FBI’s Newark, N.J., field office on September 11, 2001, Bluffton police Lt. Scott Chandler said.


The city of Hardeeville will host a ceremony at City Hall on Main Street starting at noon Thursday. The ceremony will include speeches by city officials, a moment of silence, and opportunities for attendees affected by the attacks to speak, according to a release.


Several Beaufort County schools will host ceremonies to educate students and remember victims of the attacks:

  • At Beaufort Academy, students will place 3,000 flags around their campus, as they have each of the past two years, following a presentation led by Headmaster Stephen Schools at 9:50am, Byrne said.
  • Michael C. Riley Elementary School will hold its annual ceremony at 9:30am in front of the school, Foster said. The ceremony is open to parents and residents.
  • Okatie Elementary School asked its students to wear red Thursday, principal Jamie Pinckney said. Their ceremony will include a celebration of first-responders and a discussion of the events of September 11 with the school’s fourth- and fifth-grade classes, she said.
  • Lady’s Island Elementary School invited military personnel, firefighters and EMTs from the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District, and local police officers to eat lunch with students, principal Marvelle Ulmer said. The students will sing a patriotic song to guests and give them cards, she said.
  • Hilton Head Island High School’s ROTC cadets will lead a ceremony at the school’s flagpole at 8:50am, principal Amanda O’Nan said.
  • Robert Smalls International Academy combined its Back to School Night with a September 11 remembrance event, hosting a dinner from 5 to 6:30pm, principal Nicole Holloman said.
  • Bluffton Elementary School and Whale Branch Early College High School will also have observances Thursday morning.twitter.com/IPBG_Matt

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September 9, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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