The Guilford County Board of Commissioners was a lot different 20 years ago.

 But all of the current county commissioners remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 extremely well, and they intend to show the memory of the tragedy the respect it deserves at the board’s Thursday, Sept. 2 meeting.  That’s the last commissioners meeting that falls before the two-decade anniversary of the terrorist attack that brought down the twin towers, and, at the meeting, the commissioners will pass a resolution honoring the memory of the dead and others who suffered.

At the board meeting, Guilford County Commissioner Alan Perdue will read the resolution.  Perdue, who worked in the county’s Emergency Services Department his entire career, served for years as Guilford County’s Emergency Services director.  Typically, in remembrances such as the one the commissioners will hold Thursday night, there are also speakers and a moment of silence. However, the county hasn’t yet released details. 

The Thursday night meeting will be one of the earliest ceremonies in the county to commemorate the tragic day, but nationally and locally, on September 11 especially, there will be a host of events. 

On Saturday, Sept. 11, in High Point, the Heroes Center will hold a banquet to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and to honor first responders everywhere.

The dinner, which will be held at the High Point Country Club, will have a catered banquet, live music, special guest speakers, and it will feature the unveiling of a 9/11 memorial.

At 9 a.m., Saturday, September 11, the City of Greensboro is hosting its 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to commemorate the 20th anniversary and “to honor the multitude of public safety personnel who perished at the World Trade Center.”  

Anyone who wants to watch or participate in that event can do so that morning at the Bellemeade Parking Deck at 220 N. Greene St. in Greensboro.