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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of 9-11. To remember and honor Patriot Day, there are several events throughout the day.
Jacksonville Day of Service
To honor those lost and first responders on 9-11 takes place at Metropolitan Park near the Jacksonville Fire Museum from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The ceremony will include will a prayer, color guard, members of corps, pipe and drums, EWC singing, a motorcycle clubs doing demonstrations and helicopter landing. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and Jacksonville Sheriff's Office will have a display throughout the park.
Also during the ceremony canned goods are collected which will give 3,023 bags of groceries to families in need on behalf of those who died and all first responders on 9-11. Also, 220 vegetable seeds were planted and 220 care packages are made for troops overseas.
Presentation of Colors
The Camellia at Deerwood welcomed the Naval Station Mayport Navy Color Guard in honor of Patriot Day at 11 a.m.
The representatives of the Naval Station Mayport Navy Color Guard will be in full uniform. The presentation of colors takes place in front of the building at 11 a.m., followed by a moment of silence.
Camellia at Deerwood is a premier senior lifestyle community offering an active and independent lifestyle for adults ages 62 and older.
The Jacksonville Sister Cities Association presents the annual Peace Concert that commemorates 9-11. The free music event is held at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Children and adult choirs from the city are playing the music including the UNF Chamber Singers, Atlantic Coast High School Choir and the Jacksonville Children's Chorus.
The concert coincides with the worldwide musical concerts that are held each year on 9-11. The concerts which are supported globally by Sister Cities International and the September Concert Foundation are a way for cities to commemorate the date and focus on bringing all communities together, reaffirming hope for world peace and celebrating life.
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