Friday, September 11, the City of St. Augustine will continue its annual tradition of its’ “Ceremony of Remembrance”, a community gathering to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will be held at the St. Augustine Fire Department’s main station, 101 Malaga Street at 8:30am. The public is encouraged to participate in the community ceremony.
The 15-minute program will include a presentation of the colors by the St. Augustine Police Department Honor Guard, an invocation by Roy Smith, St. Augustine Police Department Chaplin, musical presentations by St. Augustine Fire Department Engineer Ed Purtill, and remarks from Mayor Nancy Shaver, St. Augustine Fire Chief JC Costeira, and St Johns County Fire Chief Carl Shank.
The ceremony will conclude with a minute of silence at approximately 8:45am, timed to coincide with the time the first plane hit the first tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Then, the St. Augustine Fire Department’s historic 1900 fire bell will ring 14 times, once for each year since 9/11.
For more information, call the St. Augustine Fire Department at 904-825-1098.