Rockledge cancels 9/11 remembrance ceremony, cites spike in COVID-19 cases

City leaders say event will not be rescheduled

Activists from the COVID Memorial Project mark the deaths of 200,000 lives lost in the U.S. to COVID-19 after placing thousands of small American flags on the grounds of the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic is once again forcing Rockledge city leaders to cancel its annual 9/11 event.

Citing increased infections and hospitalizations, Rockledge announced on Wednesday that its remembrance ceremony will not take place next month.

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The ceremony was supposed to mark two decades since the 9/11 terrorist attack. The event will not be rescheduled, according to a news release.

Rockledge city officials said they hope to host an in-person ceremony in September 2022.