Local Marine participates in Camp Johnson 9/11 memorial
Scott Stanfield Jr., a Spring native, was one of eight Marines selected to participate in a 9/11 memorial service held on Sept. 11 at Camp Johnson in Jacksonville, N.C.
Participants in the service included civilians, firefighters, police officers, base officials and service members.
The event began with the Jacksonville Fire Department Honor Guard, which presented the colors. The 2nd Marine Division Band then played the national anthem, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Onslow Civic Affairs Committee then told the stories and presented portraits of randomly selected people who died on 9/11. Stories were told of passengers on the hijacked flights, employees who worked in the World Trade Center and those who worked in the Pentagon.
A moment of silence was held at 8:46 a.m., the time the first hijacked plane hit the World Trade Center.
Stanfield is a 2007 graduate of Spring High School. His parents currently live in La Porte.
Veronica Vawter, Stanfield's mother, provided information about her son for this story. Information about the memorial service was originally reported in the Jacksonville Daily News.