The American Red Cross and Charlotte Motor Speedway are encouraging eligible donors to attend this Wednesday’s “Laps for Life” blood drive.
The event, which will honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway in Concord. Donors are asked to make their way over to the Paddock Club, located on the speedway’s infield.
Those who want to attend the event’s opening ceremony should arrive before 9:30 a.m., and make their way to the Avenue of Flags by the speedway’s ticket office.
Retired U.S. Army chaplain Henry Haynes, who served as chaplain of The Pentagon on the day of the attacks, will deliver a speech, as will North Carolina native Randy Cash, a retired U.S. Navy chaplain.
After many years of service in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, Mr. Cash was designed deputy chaplain of the Marine Corps on September 11, 2001. He served as national chaplain of the American Legion from 2014-16.
A moment of silence will be observed at 9:32 a.m. for all those who died in the attacks 18 years ago.