Wednesday marks 12 years since the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The anniversary of the terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people was designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2009.
Thousands will honor victims with events and good deeds performed around the globe, and in Central Virginia.
In Charlottesville, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department will host a blood drive, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the CiCi's parking lot on Zan road in Seminole Square.
Two ceremonies to be held in Fluvanna in honor of Sept. 11. A special 9/11 flag dedication ceremony will be held at the Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office in Palmyra at 11:00 a.m. A Sept. 11 tribute will also be held at the Community 9/11 Memorial at the Lake Monticello Firehouse Memorial at 6:00 p.m.
UVa is also hosting remembrance events. At about 9:00 a.m., students will begin placing 2,977 flags on the south end of the lawn to commemorate victims who died in the attacks. At 8:00 p.m. a memorial event will be held in 125 Minor Hall, followed by a candle-lit procession on the lawn.
At 8:46 a.m. there will a nation wide moment of silence to mark when the first plane flew into North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan.