Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) Fire Chief Larry Collins has announced plans to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m. and will culminate in the unveiling of a permanent memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
The event will feature the BCFR Honor Guard, bagpipers, and speeches by Brevard County District 4 Commissioner Mary Bolin and Chief Collins.
The highlight of the event will be the unveiling of the memorial which features an 1821-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center towers that was received by the department from the NY/NJ Port Authority.
“We are proud to be able to offer the citizens and visitors of Brevard County with a place to reflect and remember the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on 9/11,” said project coordinator Tyler Cox. “No one will ever forget where they were that day; it changed all of our lives forever.”
The ceremony will be held in Viera at BCFR Station 48, located just north of Space Coast Stadium at 5550 Porada Drive. The event is free and open to the general public.
Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to make the short walk to Space Coast Stadium to take part in “Brevard Remembers 9/11,” an event hosted by the Suntree Viera Association of Churches, the 10-13 Club of Brevard, and Vietnam Veterans of America. “Brevard Remembers 9/11” will begin at 12:00 p.m.
Free parking for both events will be available at select Space Coast Stadium parking lots.
For more information, contact Tyler Cox at (321) 633-2056.