SAINT AUGUSTINE – Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. 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 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 September 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 Street..
To make arrangements to share your personal items, or for more information, call the St. Augustine Fire Department at 904.825.1098.
Anyone who has ever wanted to walk along the waterfront from the lion statute on the south side of the Bridge of Lions to the new seawall south of the Municipal Marina knows that you can’t. One has to follow the sidewalk around the perimeter of Gibbs Park, then along Avenida Menendez until reaching the new seawall near the entrance to the former Santa Maria Restaurant building.
That lack of connectivity is about to change with the completion of the city’s Bayfront Connectivity Project and a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at the south arbor in Gibbs Park adjacent to the Ripley’s Bayfront Mini Golf