Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony and coverage of UNC nurses

All are invited to a memorial service hosted by the Chapel Hill Fire and Police Departments marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Also, please view a News 14 Carolina story looking back at the events of Sept. 11 with three UNC Health Care nurses who traveled to New York City in the weeks after the attacks.

Sept. 11 memorial service and observance
On Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9:45 a.m., the Chapel Hill Fire and Police Departments, along with the Chapel Hill Firefighters Association will host a public observance of the 10th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon at the Fire Place in Meadowmont Village (the fire department's public education facility). Included in the total loss of 3,000 people on that horrible day were 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and 8 emergency medical technicians. A traditional public safety memorial service will be held, lasting about 45 minutes and followed with a reception.

Surrounding public safety agencies are invited to attend as well as members of the public. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend.


Three UNC Health Care nurses reflect on experiences caring for 9/11 victims
Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, three UNC Health Care nurses spoke with News 14 Carolina to reflect on their contributions after the tragedy. A few weeks after 9/11, Mary Kessler, Anita Fields, and Ernest Grant, nurses in the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center, went to New York City as FEMA volunteers to help those injured. The trio stayed for about two weeks and nursed those burned in the attacks.

Fields and Grant still work in the Burn Center 10 years later, while Kessler now works with UNC Hospice.