If you go
What: The Seventh Remembrance Ceremony for the Charleston 9
Where: The former Sofa Super Store site located at 1807 Savannah Highway, West Ashley
When: 7 p.m. on Wednesday
A memorial is scheduled for Wednesday to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire that killed nine of the city's firefighters in West Ashley.
For the past six years, the city of Charleston and the Fire Department have held a special service the night of the anniversary, ringing a bell and calling out the names of the nine men who died on the site of where the blaze occurred on Savannah Highway.
This year's ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and will, once again, include the reading of the names followed by the playing of bagpipes.
The community is invited to attend. Originally, parking was limited for visitors attending the ceremony.
That's no longer the case.
The owners of Turky Burky, who own the adjacent property at 1902 Savannah Highway are allowing visitors to park on their two-acre site, according to an email.
Reach Natalie Caula Hauff at 937-5594 or Twitter.com/ncaula.
City officials, firefighters, families of the fallen and community members gathered during the 2013 memorial service on the site of the deadly Sofa Super Store blaze to mark the somber anniversary of the tragic inferno that claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters on June 18, 2007.×
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