Annual 9/11 Remembrance at the Price of Freedom Museum

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 15, 2016

CHINA GROVE — This year’s program in Remembrance of 9/11, held at the Price of Freedom Museum, will be this Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m., led by volunteer museum curator Joel Honeycutt. Bagpipes, played by Drew Barkley with the Kannapolis Fire Department, will lead the memorial tribute, and Eva Milsaps will sing the national anthem.

Keynote speaker is Battalion chief David Morris with the Salisbury Fire Department.

The event continues until 3 p.m. with “Memories of Yesteryears,” which displays fire, police, rescue and emergency equipment, old and new, as well as restored farm equipment and vehicles.

The Smoke House will be on site for the commnity to go through, along with a fire safety program for the children.

Jeff McCorkle and the Strings of Victory will perform, and visitors can see the progress made in the restoration on the museum (formerly the old Patterson School) and the many new exhibit rooms now open.

The Millbridge Ruritans will begin selling food at 11 a.m.

The Price of Freedom Museum is an American war memorial dedicated to the men and women of the United States armed services who paid the ultimate Price of Freedom with their lives and service to our great country, whose goal is to teach all generations the true price of freedom.

The museum is located at the intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads. Call 704-857-7474 or visit  

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