FORT JACKSON — South Carolina’s Army training base plans a wreath-laying ceremony and a memorial run to commemorate the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11 terror attacks nine years ago.

The Army says Friday’s events also are meant to honor the deaths of more than 6,000 coalition service members in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Fort Jackson chief of staff Col. Jeffrey Sanderson says the Army has been at war since the moment terrorists toppled the World Trade Center in New York and damaged the Pentagon in Washington.

The wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. at post headquarters, while the 5- and 10-kilometer memorial runs will start at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Hilton Field Softball Complex.