WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – As we remember the Mother Emanuel AME tragedy today, Tuesday will also mark a sad day for the Lowcountry.
It has been 12 years since the massive Sofa Superstore fire which claimed the lives of 9 Charleston firefighters.
The Charleston Fire Department will commemorate the day with a ceremony at the Charleston 9 Memorial Park at 7:00 p.m. on Savannah Highway.
The park was built at the site of the fire.
It features nine markers representing the location of each of the fallen.
Charleston Fire personnel will initiate a watch at the flagpole of the memorial park starting at midnight for 24 hours.