See all St. Augustine, Florida has to offer. Visit the Nation’s Oldest City.

St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city, also holds the distinction of being one of the nation's most charming. Whether you're a longtime resident or visiting the area for the first time, we've gathered all the resources you need to find where to stay, what to do and other community information about our unique little village.

Coronavirus COVID-19: St. Augustine & St. Johns County
Open Businesses, Restaurants, & More - Learn More »

Loading Events
This event has passed.

<< View All Events

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.   Open to the public — Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:30am at the St. Augustine Fire Department’s main station.

There will be two special dedications to honor the 20th Anniversary.  A dedication of a “Survivor Tree” sapling will be planted in front of the fire station. The sapling is a direct descendant of the one single surviving Callery pear tree, known as the “Survivor Tree” that was discovered at Ground Zero in October 2001.   A piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center site will also be dedicated alongside the Survivor Tree sapling.

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 those not able to attend in person, the ceremony will also be broadcast live on the Fire Department’s Facebook Page.

For additional information, call 904-825-1098.

Details

Date:
September 11
Time:
8:30 am
Event Categories:
, , ,
View Event Website

Venue

St. Augustine Fire Department Main Station
101 Malaga Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
904-825-1098
Go to Top