by: Andrew Doud Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Millions nationwide and some in Charlotte will pause Tuesday morning to remember the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Many of the morning services in Charlotte start at 8:30 a.m., as the first plane hit the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.
Several services have already taken place at the sights of the terror attacks.
In Shanksville, Pa., defense secretary Leon Panetta toured the Flight 93 memorial Monday.
In New York, family members stopped by the Ladder Company 10 memorial near ground zero.
One woman who lost her son she comes by the memorial a day early.
“This should be a quiet time for the families and I think that everyone wants to remember 9/11, but we have to have our privacy too,” said Joan Vinshaw.
A memorial service was held on 7th Street in Elizabeth Tuesday morning.
Nearly 3,000 flags make up the memorial for each victim that died on Sept. 11, 2001.
The flags are laid out in the shape of the World Trade Centers.
For some Charlotte residents, it’s a chance to reflect on the lives lost.
Services will also be held in Concord, Hickory and Kings Mountain.