WATCH REPLAY: Patriot Day, 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Underway at Veterans Memorial Center
By Donn Weaver, Veterans Memorial Center // September 11, 2022
FEATURING special exhibits, wreath laying and talks by some who were there during the attacks
Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island 9/11 Memorial Tribute Set Sunday, September 11, starting at 4 p.m.
Tune into Space Coast Daily TV for live coverage of the Festivities starting at 4:30 p.m. provided by Orville Susong and Steve Wilson.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – There are virtually no high school students, nor even many college students who went straight to college who were alive when terrorists struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and tried to hit the Capitol on September 11, 2001.
The attacks changed America and ended up costing not only nearly 3,000 lives that day but also over 13,000 since then who have died from toxic exposure or in the fight against the Al Queda network and other terrorists that followed weeks later and continues to this day.
In Brevard County, there will be several Patriot Day and 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies, but none bigger than the one at the Veterans Memorial Center on Sunday, September 11, starting at 4 p.m. We hope many in Brevard will attend, especially parents with their children and grandparents with theirs.
Remembering that day is important not only to honor the sacrifice but also to teach Americans of all ages about the price of freedom and balancing that freedom against the risks that open, democratic societies face.
There will be special exhibits, wreath laying and talks by some who were there during the attacks and who served afterward as well as Sherif Wayne Ivey.
Drinks will be available for the outdoor ceremony along with special music and solemn pageantry. Bring lawn chairs. Golf carts will help shuttle those needing such assistance.
Active duty and retired police, fire, military and Veteran units and members will be there with a moving ceremony planned. The Program is the result of partnerships with active and retired first responders and with active duty military and veterans.
Club 1013 of retired NYPD and NYFD, the Veterans Memorial Center, and the Good Deeds Foundation of the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America are again teaming up to make it happen.
Contact the Veterans Memorial Center at 321-453-1776 for additional information.