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Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 in South Florida

City of Coral Gables Remembrance CeremonySaturday, September 11, 8am – Fire Station 1, 2151 Salzedo St, Coral Gables

Residents are invited to join the City of Coral Gables in commemorating the 2,977 souls lost by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Fire and Police Department personnel will march from Ponce west on Minorca to Salzedo and plant American flags in front of the Police and Fire headquarters. They will continue south on Salzedo to Alcazar in front of Fire Station 1. During the ceremony the Police and Fire Departments’ Honor Guard will present the colors. There will be a bell toll, a bugler, and readings by U.S. veterans Firefighter Rolando Santana and Officer Jonathan Cloud. Please arrive by 8 a.m. The ceremony will take place on Alcazar just east of Salzedo. If you are unable to attend in person the march and the ceremony will be streamed on Facebook Live on the Coral Gables Facebook Page.

20th Anniversary of 9-11 Ceremony in Pembroke Pines

Saturday, September 11, 8:30am – Charles F. Dodge City Center, Pembroke Pines

The City of Pembroke Pines invites everyone to attend the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Ceremony, which will take place on September 11, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park adjacent to the Charles F. Dodge City Center, located at 601 City Center Way. The ceremony will begin with the Presentation of Colors by the City of Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Department Honor Guards. It will also include guest speakers, community leaders and patriotic music featuring local school bands and area musicians. Residents are encouraged to tour the statues that are part of the memorial park and meet the artist that contributed to ensuring this day is never forgotten.

Saturday, September 11, 9am-10am – Riverwalk 9/11 Monument, Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk, in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, will host a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks and commemorate the ultimate sacrifices made by our first responders. The Riverwalk 9-11 Monument displays a rail segment from the tracks of the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid transit station that was located at the World Trade Center. After picking up the last passengers on September 11, 2001 at 9:10 a.m., the station was buried under the rubble of the collapsed towers. The monument displays the rail in an uplifted position supported by granite pillars, which symbolize the solid bedrock of Manhattan that supports its massive buildings.

Tribute To America’s HeroesSaturday, September 11, 12pm-6pm – Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Four teams representing Fire Fighters, Police, Military and Patriots will participate in a Human Baton exhibition. Competition starts weeks before the event as each division of participants will compete to find the top athlete to represent their team on September 11th.

On the day of the event, the top athletes will become the team’s navigator and guide their expert driver through the course of skydiving onto Fort Lauderdale Beach, drifting around Seabreeze Boulevard loop, showing off in a GT Sports Car on SR A1A, navigate the surf on Thundercat boats, and lastly, an epic foot race up the beach to the finish line.

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