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Here are 9/11 memorial ceremonies happening in the Tampa Bay area

Posted at 8:34 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 03:12:56-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City.

Events across the country will honor the nearly 3,000 victims.

In the Tampa Bay area, there will be several virtual and in-person events taking place Friday, as many Floridians have New York ties.


Lakeland Public Safety agencies are hosting a memorial service to honor victims of the 9/11 attacks.

The ceremony will take place at the Lakeland Global War on Terrorism Memorial located in Veteran's Park at 12 Lake Beulah Drive, Lakeland, FL 33815.

It will start at 8:30 a.m. and will last around 20 to 25 minutes.

The ceremony will be presented by the Lakeland Fire Department, Lakeland Police Department and City of Lakeland City Management.

The public is welcome to attend.


The City of Clearwater is remembering firefighters and others who died on 9/11.

The Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department will pause to remember those who died in the attacks 19 years ago.

At eight fire stations across the city, personnel will pull fire department vehicles outside the stations at 9:50 a.m. The main fire station is located at 1140 Court St.

Nine minutes later, the same time the South Tower collapsed, a moment of silence will be observed.

"We will never forget the service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives that day to save others," said Fire Chief Scott Ehlers in a press release.

A total of 343 New York Fire Department personnel died in the rescue efforts, along with many other public safety employees.


The Palm Harbor 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will be presented online this year amid COVID-19.

A pre-recorded 9/11 Memorial Ceremony video will be released on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

The virtual ceremony will include a keynote address from Florida CFO Jimmy Petronis and 9/11 survivor Greg Amira.

You can watch the virtual ceremony online, click here.