Local Events Remember the Fallen on September 11th [SLIDE SHOW]

By: Eyewitness News; Lanetra Bennett; Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News; Lanetra Bennett; Julie Montanaro Email

Tallahassee, Florida- September 11, 2012

Hundreds of first responders are gathered in Tallahassee for an appreciation luncheon, today. Firefighters, EMT's, police, deputies, and more are invited every September 11th.

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At 8:30 this morning, Fire Station #1 in Tallahassee on Adams Street will display a section of a steel beams from the World Trade Center that you can see all day. The names of those who lost their lives on 9-11 will be on display.

The steel beam shown in the slide show is an actual piece of the World Trade Center. It has been housed at TFD for 18 months and will eventually be displayed in the new public safety complex.

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Leon County Invites Community to a Day of Remembrance and Service for September 11 Commemorative Events

Leon County Government is proud to invite the community out on Tuesday, September 11, as all come together to mark the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks - a moment that through tragedy brought together cultures, bridged differences and united citizens of goodwill around the world in a spirit of unity and commitment. In tribute to all who were lost and the tens of thousands who rose in service, 9/11 has been designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

In support of this historic anniversary, Leon County will host a day of
service on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at The Florida State University School of
Law, 425 W. Jefferson St., where volunteers will take part in a ceremony that honors all who lost their lives. The lead community partner for this event is the law offices of Holland & Knight. Leon County will also recognize the first responders who risked their own lives to rescue victims, the men and women serving our nation in the military and veterans who gave so much to our country.

In keeping with the National Day of Service, volunteers will be asked
to sign up to assemble military care packages for local soldiers
deployed in Afghanistan. Volunteer registration and sign in begins at
10:30 a.m. and the formal ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with service
projects immediately following. Volunteers will be treated to a barbecue lunch by Leon County Public Works employees.

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September 10, 2012

Tomorrow marks the 11-year anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

The City of Valdosta will host a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8:45 a.m., at Valdosta Fire Station #1, located at 106 S. Oak Street. Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Payton will preside over the ceremony.
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Florida State University will commemorate the anniversary with several events. First, the FSU 'Thank A Soldier Organization' is sponsoring a daylong Memorial display of flags at Landis Green.

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From 11 to 1 at the FSU College of Law rotunda in Roberts Hall there will be a '9-11 Day of Remembrance and Service'. A former New York city resident is scheduled to speak and give a first-hand account of what happened that day.

Representatives from the Law Firm of Holland and Knight will announce the creation of the 'Glenn J. Winuk Humanitarian Award' in honor of a partner who died in the south tower trying to save others.
Following that, the public is then invited to assemble care packages for deployed soldiers.

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The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office is also hosting a service at 8:45 am for the public at 15 Oak Street in Crawfordville.

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Tomorrow night, at the Mockingbird Lounge in Tallahassee there will be a concert to recognize the heroes of 9-11.


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