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St. Augustine, Fla., community gathers to remember 9/11

6:35 AM, Sep 11, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The City of St. Augustine continues the annual tradition of holding its Ceremony of Remembrance 12 years later.

The community and the public gather to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

The Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at the St. Augustine Fire Department's main station on 101 Malaga Street at 8:30 a.m.

The program lasts approximately fifteen minutes and will include a presentation of the colors by the St. Augustine Police Department Honor Guard, an invocation by Larry Clay, St. Augustine Fire Department Chaplin, musical presentations by Rob Peck, and remarks from Vice Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline.

The ceremony will also conclude with a minute of silence at 8:45am, timed to coincide with the time the first plane hit the first tower of the World Trade Center. Then the ringing of the Fire Department's historic 1900 fire bell 12 times, once for each year since 9/11.

The city's first Ceremony of Remembrance was held two days after 9/11 and has continued each year on the anniversary of the attack. For more information, call the St. Augustine Fire Department at 904-825-1098.

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