JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - There are several events planned to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. Here?s a list of events scheduled.
Fallen Heroes Of Sept. 11, 2001
The city of Palm Coast will host a commemorative event. Seating will begin at 8 a.m. at Heroes Park. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. A special presentation of colors will be presented by the Palm Coast and Flagler County Fire Departments, Flagler County Sheriff?s office and the New York Fire and Police Departments.
Speeches and a musical presentation will follow. Heroes Park is located one-half mile west of the Flagler County Library on Palm Coast Parkway westbound. Parking is available at the Flagler County Institute. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the City?s fire Station #21.
Ceremony Of Remembrance
The City of St. Augustine will host its annual Ceremony of Remembrance, a community gathering to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks. The ceremony will be held at the St. Augustine Fire Department?s main station on Malaga Street. It will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Jaguars? 9/11 Tribute
The National Football League will host the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with special tributes in-stadium, on field and on television during the games. The events at Everbank Field will include a special video introduction followed by performance of ?Taps? near the sites of the attacks and moments of silence. Following ?Taps,? a full-field flag will be held by military personnel for the national anthem.
Coaches and players of both teams will come together to hold the flag alongside the military personnel. A fly-over of F-15?s from the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida Air National Guard will be flown following the national anthem. Halftime will feature a 9/11 tribute involving 300 sailors, ?Amazing Grace? on bagpipes, a performance of ?God Bless America? and a parachute jump.
Jaguar players, coaches and sideline personnel will wear special NFL 9/11 ribbon as a patch of pin on their uniforms and clothing. In addition, all items worn by players will be signed and auctioned off at nfl.com following the game to benefit 9/11 charities. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the game. The Jaguars will take on Tennessee Titans on Sept. 11.
Paul Mitchell the school of Jacksonville will host a cut-a-thon on Sept. 11. It will be held at the school located on 4624 Town Crossing Drive Ste. 155. Every year since the tragedy the schools has held some type of event in remembrance of the terrorist attacks. The services offered include haircuts and a donation for each service will be the suggested $25.
Believe In Heroes 8K You can take part in the Believe in Heroes Run on Sunday. It will be held at the Jacksonville Landing beginning at 7:30 a.m. To sign up for the race, go to www.1stplacesports.com.
First Responder Speaks
He was injured when the South Tower collapsed around him. On Sunday, Orlando Abreus will tell his story to a Northeast Florida audience. He will speak at the WaterMark Church in Middleburg beginning at 10:25. There will be a moment of silence at 10:28 a.m. Abreus said he was spared serious injury because of the location of a hotel that shielded him. Watermark Church meets at Tynes Elementary School on Tynes Boulevrd in Middleburg. For more information, go to www.mywatermarkchurch.com.
Showing of ?United 93? On Sunday
The Hippodrome Cinema in Gainesville will be showing ?United 93? on Sunday beginning at 2:15 p.m. The drama was originally produced to coincide with the fifth year anniversary of the attacks. It is an account of events that took place on board the fourth hijacked plane, and the actions of the passengers who gave their lives. Donations with this one-time showing will benefit the Families of Flight 93 in an effort to raise money for a site memorial. Suggested donation of $10 and that includes one small popcorn.
Remember & Honor
Remember the fallen, pray for our national and Honor you during a 9/11 Remembrance Service on Sunday. It will be held at the First Baptist Church of Middleburg. It will begin at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Joe Smaha, a New Jersey firefighter who was a first responder to Ground Zero. Organizers said he will tell his story of faith and courage. The church is located on Blanding Boulevard. For more information, go to www.fbcmiddleburg.com.
Second Sunday Concert Series
Sunday?s concert at the Sculpture Garden Park will be dedicated to those affected by Sept.11. Scheduled to perform are JAIDD, Marianne Lerbs, Thomas Glover W. and Mike Hart. The concert begins at 2 p.m. Organizers encourage attendees to to bring a picnic chair or blanket. The park is located on A1A South in St. Augustine Beach.
Florida National Guard Sept.11 Ceremony
The Florida National Guard will hold a ceremony to mark the tenth anniversary on Sunday. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Camp Blanding in Starke. The event will feature guest speakers including Adjutant General of Florida Major General Emmett Titshaw, military and civilian dignitaries and Patriot Guard Riders. The ceremony is scheduled to last one hour.
Gate Salutes Armed Forces and Public Safety Workers
In honor of those who serve the nation in the military or public safety, Gate will offer a free 16-ounce Best Bean coffee or 22 ounce Fountain Central beverage on Sunday. The offer will be available at all Gate locations. Patrons must show ID or wear their service uniforms to receive a coupon for the offer from a store employee.
National Patriot Golf Day
Golfers in Palm Coast will remember Sept.11 on the course. Golfers can share in National Patriot Golf Day by donating $1 or more to help provide educational scholarships for children and spouses of our military personnel who were killed or disabled on Sept. 11.
Free Car Wash
Duckys Car Wash will be giving a free wash to all military, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders in honor of the tenth anniversary of September 11th. The free car wash promotion will be at the locations on the 103rd Street, Jammes Road, Park Avenue and Merrill Road.
Musical Tribute And Candlelight Vigil
Join the Julington Creek community for a musical tribute and candlelight vigil on Sunday. It will be held on the pond at Plantation Park beginning at 7 p.m. The Creekside High School Chorus and Wind ensemble will perform. Representatives from the St. Johns County Fire Rescue Department and St. Johns County Sheriff's office will also be part of the tribute. JCP Cares will be collecting personal hygiene and mini hotel toiletries to donate to the Betty Griffin House. The Betty Griffin House is an emergency shelter for abused women and their children. Organizers encourage attendees to bring a lawn chair.
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