Several memorial ceremonies held to mark 9/11

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - On Friday, many in Alabama and across the nation will mark the 9/11 terrorists attacks. Several memorial services are planned.

A memorial service in Homewood brings together the people of Homewood, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills. It begins at 9:00 a.m. at Soho Square. The event will have a guest speaker, flag lowering and will release white doves at the finale.

The city of Hoover will also host a Patriot Day remembrance ceremony. The ceremony begins at 8:45 Friday morning. It will be held at Hoover Fire Station Number Two off Patton Chapel Road. City of Hoover employees and residents who served in the war on terror since 9/11 will be recognized.

In Jacksonville, a memorial service will be held honoring Major Dwayne Williams and others who died during the 9/11 attacks. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville City Memorial Cemetery on South Church Street, Jacksonville.

Huntsville will serve as the location for the state's 9/11 service. A ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The services will be lead by Alabama Homeland Security Director Jim Walker and Faith-based and Community Initiatives Director Sydney Hoffman. They will be joined by active soldiers and first responders from around the state.