For the first year since the inception of the annual event, Nash Community College will hold its 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony online this year, and the public is invited to participate in honoring those who lost their lives when the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001.

The NCC Student Government Association, led by Student Government Association President Kody Wooten, is hosting the event.

The virtual ceremony will be broadcast at 9 a.m. Friday on IGTV, the Nash Community College Facebook page and on the Nash Community College YouTube Channel (NashComCollege).

Cpt. Mike Whitley of the Rocky Mount Police Department will be the keynote speaker for the event. Hunter Brown and James Bryant, cadets with the Rocky Mount Police Department, will perform the presentation of colors for the ceremony, which will be held online because of the COVID-19 health crisis.

The invocation at the event will be given by Mikayla Lauer, a general education student at Nash Community College and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Studio 67, Nash Community College’s state-of-the-art multimedia studio and home to Big Bang Radio WNIA 89.1 FM, will be producing the video and broadcasting the ceremony.

At last year’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Nash Community College dedicated a First Responder Memorial Wall that was built just outside the Continuing Education and Public Services Building on the college campus. Future 9/11 ceremonies likely will be held at that location.