CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – First responders from across the Lowcountry walked across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in silence on Wednesday to honor the brave men and women who died 18 years ago in the 9/11 terror attacks.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department lead firefighters, EMTs and police officers across the bridge from downtown Charleston to the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.
The walk began at exactly 8:46 a.m., marking the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.
“Today we honor the brave men and women who died 18 years ago in the devastating attacks of 9/11. May we never forget the 2,977 first responders, parents, sons, daughters, and loved ones lost,” Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum posted on Facebook.
The 9/11 Silent Walk Remembrance Ceremony immediately followed the walk on the Yorktown.