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Ceremony of Remembrance 2020

The City of St. Augustine will hold its’ annual Ceremony of Remembrance in honor of those who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

The public is invited and encouraged to participate in the community ceremony on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:30am.  The ceremony is held at the St. Augustine Fire Department’s main station.   Please follow CDC Guidelines by wearing masks and social distancing. Masks will be available to anyone who needs one.

Included in the 15-minute program:

* Presentation of the colors
* Invocation by Father Tom Willis, Pastor and Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
* Musical presentation
* Remarks by St. Augustine Fire Chief Carlos Aviles

The ceremony concludes with a minute of silence at 8:45am, timed to coincide with the time the first plane hit the first tower of the World Trade Center in 2001.

Then, the Fire Department will conduct the “Striking the Four 5’s” by ringing its historic 1900 Fire Bell in four intervals of five rings each.  This is a time-honored tradition signifying the last alarm of a firefighter.  It is performed in honor of the firefighters, law enforcement officers, military personnel and civilians who died on 9/11.

For additional information, call 904-825-1098.


September 11, 2020
8:30 am - 8:45 am
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St. Augustine Fire Department Main Station
101 Malaga Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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