Never Forget | 9/11 Monument

9-11 Ceremony
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Station #1
19729 South Main Street

Dedication Ceremony 

This amazing event was held on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Nearly one thousand community members and first responders attended, including firefighters from Cornelius, Huntersville, Charlotte, Denver, Mt. Mourne, Mooresville, and New York. View images from the event by visiting our Facebook page or our online photo gallery.
The events of 9/11 are forever etched in our minds and hearts. The Cornelius Never Forget | 9/11 Monument, which includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, is our way to honor the first responders, citizens, and military personnel who were affected by the events on September 11, 2001, and to educate future generations about the events surrounding this day in our nation's history.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony & Vigil - Sunday, September 11, 2022

The community is invited to our annual observance. After the ceremony, the vigil will follow, allowing attendees to quietly reflect and remember as members of the Cornelius Fire Department toll a bell and observe moments of silence marking the key moments of that day. The event is free and open to the public. 


  • 7:59 a.m. - Opening prayer/ First flight takes off (Bradley Hinton)
  • 8:00 a.m. - Peter Blaich/ Jim Butler will talk about 09/11/01 and what it means to them and the rest of the retired community
  • 8:46 a.m. - Bell toll for Flight 11 hitting the North Tower and Moment of Silence
  • 8:47 a.m. - Peter Blaich/ Jim Butler will offer closing comments 


Bell tolls for the remaining flights and events will be rung with explanations

  • 9:03 a.m. - Flight 175 hits the South Tower 
  • 9:37 a.m. - Flight 77 hits the Pentagon 
  • 9:59 a.m. - South Tower collapses
  • 10:03 a.m. - Flight 93 crashes in Pennsylvania
  • 10:28 a.m. - North Tower collapses
  • Bell toll to memorialize line-of-duty deaths in North Carolina Police and Fire

Monument Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:
 Platinum Sponsors:
 Gold Sponsor:
  • Mr. Harry A. Saake