HAMPTON ROADS -- Events throughout the area on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 hope to remember and honor the victims of the nations greatest terrorist attack.
In Norfolk, people have been gathering since the early morning hours. The City of Norfolk is hosting an all-day Healing and Remembrance Ceremony. Four moments of silence will be interlaced with the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died that day. Norfolk residents affected by the tragedy have volunteered their voices for the readings which will also include the names of the sailors who perished on the USS Cole.
This event is free and open to the public.
The USS Cole is also open for tours today, to help commemorate the 10th anniversary. The ship and its crew arrived at Nauticus on Friday afternoon, and is open for public tours on Saturday and Sunday. The ship will be part of the City of Norfolk’s “10th Anniversary Healing and Remembrance” ceremony, complete with jet flyover and gun salute. The ship will be open for public tours Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.