LOWGAP — Nearly 11 years have passed since the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy, but a local fire department is trying to make sure no one forgets both it and those who serve others in such crises.
The Skull Camp Volunteer Fire Department — more specifically its auxiliary unit — will be doing the serving on Saturday when it holds an annual pancake breakfast in remembrance of that event. It begins at 7 a.m. at the fire station on N.C. 89.
“This will be our third year honoring 9/11 and our local heroes,” according to Lindsay Moose of the Skull Camp Auxiliary.
The public is invited to the pancake breakfast that will be provided for free, with donations accepted.
Meanwhile, a call has been put out to area firefighting, law enforcement, medical-response and other personnel to attend as special guests. “I think we probably sent out 100 invitations,” Moose said. Any first-responders who might have been overlooked are still encouraged to attend.
In addition to the food consisting of pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, Saturday’s event will remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11, as has been the case the past two years.
Moose said a moment of silence will be one activity in that regard. “This year, we’re going to do a slide show,” she added of another.
About 250 people attended Skull Camp’s 9/11 remembrance on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, which Moose called “a very good turnout.”
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