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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: An American flag is left at the North pool memorial site before a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial, September 11, 2017 in New York City. In New York City and throughout the United States, the country is marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down in 2020 but we’re still finding ways to do the things that need to be done. With the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks this week, memorial events and ceremonies will be adjusted with the public’s health in mind.

Patch reports that Charlotte’s annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be virtual this year. Event organizers encourage participants to complete the stair climb a 9.11 K run/walk or workout between 8:46 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. on Friday, September 11th. You can also complete the event at your convenience anytime before December 31st. Proceeds support the families of local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.

Another annual event is the 9/11 Flags of Remembrance Ceremony. According to the organizers, a reflective memorial ceremony will be held on Facebook Live beginning at 8:30 AM on Friday. A bell will toll at 8:46, 9:03, 9:37, 9:59, 10:03 and 10:28. A steel beam from the World Trade Center will also be displayed.

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