Various remembrances and memorials to the 9/11 terror attacks are scheduled in the area Saturday. Among them:
--Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum invites the public to remember Sept. 11, 2001, when participants will observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the North Tower of the World Trade Center was hit by a hijacked aircraft. Guest speaker is Capt. Thomas Bailey, commanding officer of the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from the Coastal Carolina Council will participate as a part of Scout Surge 911. The Yorktown will be open for arriving guests at 8 a.m. and admission is free until 8:30 a.m. The commemorative program begins at 8:30 a.m. Parking and admission are free until 8:30 a.m. www.patriotspoint.org.
--St. John's High School will hold an annual 9/11 ceremony at 1518 Main Road, Johns Island, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
--"Cry Out America" will hold a nationwide prayer gathering at area courthouses from noon to 1 p.m.
--The public is invited to a Remembrance Ceremony and Tribute Concert honoring the victims of 9/11 at 8:30 a.m. at Liberty Garden at Pinewood Prep. The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office Color Guard will present the posting of the colors, and a medallion created from the metal of the World Trade Center will be presented to Pinewood for permanent display on campus. The concert by the Summerville Community Orchestra in Pinewood's Freedom Hall will follow at 9:45 a.m. Sheila C. Johnson will open the concert with a brief speech titled "America: The Idea."
--The Charleston Fire Department will ring the bell at the old Fire Watch Tower on Queen Street (behind 116 Meeting St.) at 9:59 a.m., the time of the first World Trade Center Tower collapse. The bell ringing is to honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, as well as their families, friends. It is also in honor of those who continue to serve our country today.