SAINT AUGUSTINE – Tuesday, Sept. 11, the City of St. Augustine will continue the annual tradition of holding its Ceremony of Remembrance, a community gathering to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Last year, due to the unfortunate timing of Hurricane Irma, the ceremony was cancelled. This year’s ceremony is expected to be especially memorable with retired FDNY Firefighter John Westfield offering personal remarks of his own experience on 9/11 as a member of Ladder Company 116, of Queens, NY.
St. Augustine Fire Chief Carlos Aviles invites anyone who was personally involved or impacted by the events of Sept. 11 to bring their memorabilia to the fire station to share – personal photos, mementos, or artifacts. These personal items will be placed on display inside the fire station prior to the ceremony to be viewed by guests during a public reception immediately following.
The public is invited and encouraged to participate in the community ceremony which will be held at the St. Augustine Fire Department’s main station, 101 Malaga St., Sept.r 11, at 8:30am.
To make arrangements to share your personal items, or for more information, call the St. Augustine Fire Department at 904- 825-1098.