Taps played, a wreath was laid, and words to honor the fallen were spoken. But Lakeland’s ceremony to commemorate September 11 this year stood out from many others across the country.
The two men vying to lead the nation next year will mark the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the same memorial.
Greg Amira has something in common with the steel slab at the 9/11 memorial at the Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor: Both were pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped how the U.S. is observing the anniversary of 9/11.
“Every September 11th, I post this picture of me on the roof of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. I was there on September 10, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. touring. Nearly 24 hours saved my life,” said Palm Beach County resident Ryan Levy.
This time of year, a Florida man reflects on a New York City trip he took exactly 14 years ago.
Thousands of firefighters and emergency medical personnel responded to Ground Zero, including more than 300 specialized canine search and rescue teams.
More than 2,600 people perished at the World Trade Center, 125 people died at the Pentagon and 256 people died on four airplanes on 9/11.
It’s been 19 years since the United States became "a nation transformed."
The horrors experienced on September 11, 2001 are still difficult to imagine, but try to imagine being on the 78th floor of the North Tower when the first plane hit - and being blind.