Area 9/11 remembrance ceremonies

Posted at 2:11 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 14:11:48-04

Wellington will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Patriot Memorial

The community is invited to join Wellington's Council at 6 p.m. on Friday  to honor the victims of 9/11 at a remembrance ceremony at the Patriot Memorial located next to Village Hall at 12198 Forest Hill Blvd. The Village Council will make remarks and lay a wreath for those lost and affected by the attacks.  Guest speakers will include John Napolitano, a Wellington resident who lost his FDNY member son, Lt. John P. Napolitano, Fire Rescue 2, in the tragedy, and Denise Makarius, a Wellington resident who lost her husband from the effects of the tragedy. 

Wellington dedicated its Patriot Memorial four years ago on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The memorial includes one of the largest steel beams salvaged from the World Trade Center, as well as an eternal flame fountain and etched glass panels inscribed with the names of the victims.

* West Palm Beach:

St. Ann Catholic School in downtown West Palm Beach will have a ceremony in memory of 9/11. This will take place with the entire student body at 8:15 a.m. in the gym. All are welcome.

* The Port St. Lucie City Council invites the public to a Sept. 11 Remembrance Service on Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Sept. 11 Monument at the Civic Center.

Anyone who suffered a personal loss on Sept. 11, 2001 because of the terrorists' actions that day are invited to be seated in a designated area to honor their loved ones. The ceremony will include several speakers and a rifle salute from the Port St. Lucie Police Department Honor Guard.

After the service, there will be a display of Sept. 11 memorabilia inside the Civic Center where refreshments will be served. 

* The city of Fort Pierce will hold a memorial service to honor CeeCee Ross Lyles who perished on Flight 93 when it crashed in a Pennsylvania field during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the Liberty Garden located at 600 N. Indian River Drive. The ceremony honoring Lyles is held annually at the site where a life-sized bronze statue of the Fort Pierce native overlooks the Indian River.

Born and raised in Fort Pierce, Lyles attended Fort Pierce Westwood High School and later served six years as a Fort Pierce police officer. In 2000, she moved to Fort Myers to pursue her dream of being a flight attendant.

* Treasure Coast Food Bank 'round the clock for Pack the House, the 24-hour food sorting and packing event that takes place at our headquarters, 401 Angle Road in Fort Pierce.

It kicks off at noon on Friday, Sept. 11, with a ceremony to honor the victims of 9/11, and concludes 24 hours later at noon Saturday, Sept. 12.

Dignitaries from local, state and the federal government have been invited to the ceremony, which will include a color guard, moment of silence, and brief remarks. Then, hundreds of volunteers from across the Treasure Coast will work in shifts to help Pack the House. It's a great way to take a meaningful role in the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

During the 24 hours, there will be food provided by local restaurants, entertainment, and a host of activities to ensure our volunteers stay lively!

Palm City
September 11th Annual Memorial Tribute at the Peter and Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue in Palm City, Florida 34990. 

- Introduction of a Bible that was given to a 911 first responder at the World Trade Center by a San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Chaplain, Ron Neish.  This Bible is now known through the nation as the responding Bible where it responds across the nation to catastrophes.
- A few participants include the New York City FDNY and government leaders, and the unveiling of park benches donated to the memorial with the 22-foot beam from the World Trade Center.

Wreath laying ceremony at the memorial and the Daughters Of the American Revolution (DAR) will recite the Americas Creed, along with bagpipers and our National Anthem.

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