Governor Pat McCrory and members of his staff honored the memory of 9/11 victims with a day of service today.
The governor joined the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and other regional companies at the N.C. State Fairgrounds to bag 100,000 meals for Hunger Action Month. The volunteers sorted bins of pasta and beans into family-sized portions.
"September 11th was an incredibly evil act of terrorism that we as Americans will never forget," said Governor McCrory. "It is our duty to honor the lives of the many Americans who perished on that day. So many firefighters, first responders, police officers and other volunteers risked their lives for others on that horrible September day. Their courage and the memory of those who perished are the inspiration for this day of service."
Presenting partners for the event included BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina, Cisco and Food Lion. Volunteers from Bank of America, BASF, Coca-Cola, Fidelity Investments, Gregory Poole, Research Triangle Park, StrikeIron, RTI, SunTrust, Wells Fargo, and Woodforest Bank also joined.