Miami Beach First Responders Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11
(Miami Beach, FL) Sep 11, 2021 -
First responders from the City of Miami Beach Fire and Police Departments will hold a joint observance on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 to honor the memory of the 2,977 victims who died during the 9/11 terror attacks 20 years ago.
“America made a promise to the families of the men, women and children who perished at the hands of terrorists on 9/11 that we would never forget their loved ones,” explained Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak. “We invite our residents to join us on Saturday as we keep that promise.”
The Miami Beach ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. outside Fire Station 2 in Miami Beach. A moment of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m. as first responders lower the American flag to half-staff.
Visitors and guests are asked to assemble behind the circle of first responders.
The total number of victims includes the first responders who died while attempting to assist other victims but does not include the 19 terrorists who died while perpetrating the attacks that began with four hijacked airliners.
Two planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City while another was flown into the Pentagon. The remaining airplane crashed into a Pennsylvania field when passengers bravely resisted their attackers.
What: City of Miami Beach Joint 9/11 Observance Ceremony
When: Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Fire Station 2, 2300 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach.