Here are Central Florida 9/11 remembrance ceremonies happening this weekend

Events to honor lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Remembrance events throughout Central Florida are happening this weekend and next Monday to honor the lives lost in the tragic Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, marking a moment in history many will never forget.

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Here are some of the ceremonies you can attend this weekend:

Brevard County

  • City of Rockledge 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
    • When: Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m.
    • Where: Rockledge Civic Hub
    • What: Dynamic guest speakers, music, and more.
  • Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony
    • When: Monday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 a.m.
    • Where: Palm Bay City Hall
    • What: Guest speakers at ceremony to honor lives lost.
  • 2023 Brevard County 9/11 22nd Anniversary Memorial Tribute
    • When: Monday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m.
    • Where: The Veteran’s Memorial Park in Merritt Island
    • What: Remembering the fire, police, EMS, civilians and military who lost their lives on 9/11 and those afterward who suffered loss of life and medical 9/11 challenges.
  • Melbourne Fire Department 9/11 5K
    • When: Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 a.m.
    • Where: Wickham Park
    • What: Walk, run or race in our 5k supporting local firefighters through Melbourne Professional Firefighters Benevolent Foundation. All proceeds from the race go towards firefighters in need. Click here to sign up.

Flagler County

  • September 11th Remembrance Ceremony
    • When: Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.
    • Where: Heroes Memorial Park in Palm Coast
    • What: This year’s ceremony will be held by candlelight. During the ceremony, attendees will hear remarks from Palm Coast Fire Chief Kyle Berryhill and Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin and performances by the Choral Arts Society.

Orange County

  • 9/11 Remembrance and Candlelight Ceremony
    • When: Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.
    • Where: Orlando Fire Station 1, 78 West Central Boulevard
    • What: Each year, the Orlando Fire Department honors the courageous firefighters and law enforcement who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, including the 2,977 lives lost in New York City, Washington, D.C. and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Join the Orlando Fire Department for a 9/11 Remembrance and Candlelight Ceremony at Fire Station 1.

Seminole County

  • Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk
    • When: Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 a.m.
    • Where: Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs
    • What: The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running 3 miles through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. We honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 by supporting our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty. Click here to learn more.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.