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Patriotism Runs Deep on Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2012

Flags were prevalent and services were scheduled throughout the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area Tuesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

Myrtle Beach plans to unveil its memorial, which includes a beam from the World Trade Center, at 7 p.m. at its site at Broadway at the Beach.

Check back for a story and more pictures from the day, and visit an event of your choosing from the list below.

Memorial service

What and when -- Tuesday:

--10 a.m. -- Motorcade assembles in parking lot, Old Georgetown Road and N.C. 904, in Sunset Beach, N.C., driving to Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C.

--11 a.m. -- Fire Department of New York-Carolinas Retirees Association 11th anniversary memorial service, in Victory Garden at Brunswick Community College, at Old Ocean Highway at College Road

11th annual Local Heroes' Benefit

Benefiting -- Horry and Georgetown counties' Fire and Life Safety Expo, the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office "Shop with Santa" program, and Rolling Thunder S.C. Chapter 3

When -- 10 a.m. to closing Tuesday , with remembrance ceremony at 1 p.m.

Where -- Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet

Scheduled entertainers -- Band on the Rum at 11 a.m., Act II noon, Nick Andolora 2 p.m., Scoot Pittman 3 p.m., Bil Krauss 4 p.m., Paul Grimshaw Band 5 p.m., Backfire 6 p.m., The Mulletts 7 p.m., The Necessary Band 8 p.m., Painted Man 9 p.m., Josh Brannon Band 10 p.m., and Ten Toes Up 11 p.m.

How much -- Free, including all-American buffet, but donations welcome

Includes -- Live and silent auctions and 50/50 drawings

Information -- 651-0664 or

Also -- Inaugural Local Heroes' Benefit Golf Tournament, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Island Green Country Club, 600 Sunnehanna Drive, off Freewoods Road, in the Burgess community ( Registration opens 7 a.m.: $60, including green fees and cart. Details at 650-0005.

Information -- 910-575-2238

Memorial ceremony

Who -- Coastal Carolina Shields, an area organization of retired police, with Greg Hembree, solicitor for Horry and Georgetown counties, as keynote speaker

When -- 11 a.m. Tuesday, with reception afterward

Where -- Sands Ocean Dunes Resort Hall of Heroes, 201 75th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, at Ocean Boulevard

Information -- 458-0019

Memorial service

By -- Many North Myrtle Beach-area sponsors, including the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club

What, who and when -- Tuesday:

--6:30 p.m. -- Pre-observance activities with Milton Bullock, former member of the Platters.

--7 p.m. -- Formal ceremony, which will end with a 21-gun salute, chiming of the fire bell, and a wreath that will be laid to sea.

Where -- Main Street and Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach

Also -- Red, white and blue glow sticks will be provided for the first 2,974 participants

Information -- 399-1111 or email

Myrtle Beach 9-11 Unity Memorial unveiling

What -- A shrine that will feature a piece of steel ribbon beam from the North Tower of the former World Trade Center in New York

Who -- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Zero -- The End of Prostate Cancer organization, and speakers who will include Myrtle Beach city officials and former members of the Fire Department of New York and family members affected by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001

When -- 7-8 p.m. Tuesday

Where -- Unity Memorial, at Broadway at the Beach, on 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, between U.S. 17 Bypass and Grissom Parkway

Information --, and

Source: (c)2012 The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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