Patriot Day, 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Center on Sunday, September 11

WITH special exhibits, wreath laying and lectures by some who were there during the attacks

DONN WEAVER: There are hardly any high school students, or even many students who went straight to college who were alive when terrorists hit the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and tried to hit the Capitol on September 11, 2001. In Brevard County there will be several Patriot Day and 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, but none larger than the one to be held at the Veterans Memorial Center on Sunday, September 11, beginning from 4 p.m.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – There are hardly any high school students, or even many students who went straight to college who were alive when terrorists struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and attempted to hit the Capitol on September 11, 2001.

The attacks changed America and ended up claiming the lives of not only nearly 3,000 people that day, but more than 13,000 people who have since died from toxic exposure or in the fight against the network. Al-Qaeda and other terrorists who followed weeks later and continue to this day.

In Brevard County, there will be several Patriot Day, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, but none larger than the one at the Veterans Memorial Center on Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning at 4 p.m. We hope many Brevards will attend, especially parents with their children. and grandparents with theirs.

Remembering this day is important not only to honor the sacrifice, but also to teach Americans of all ages the price of freedom and the balance between that freedom and the risks that open and democratic societies face.

There will be special exhibits, wreath layings and lectures by some who were there during the attacks and served afterwards as well as Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

Drinks will be available for the outdoor ceremony with special music and solemn pageantry. Bring lawn chairs. Golf carts will help transport those who need such assistance.

Active and retired police, fire, military and veterans units and members will be there with a moving ceremony planned. The program is the result of partnerships with serving and retired first responders and active duty military and veterans.

Retired NYPD and NYFD 1013 Club; the Veterans Memorial Center; and the Good Deeds Foundation of the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America are once again teaming up to make it happen.

Contact the Veterans Memorial Center at 321-453-1776 for more information.

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