Public invited to 20th anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony set for Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers
The Southwest Florida community is invited to join first responders and public officials at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in downtown Fort Myers for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony that will mark the 20th year since the terrorist attack.
The event will be at Caloosa Sound Convention Center, 1374 Monroe St., Fort Myers. It’s free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m.
An array of agencies and organizations – including law enforcement, fire, public safety and airlines – will conduct the ceremony, which is expected to last about 90 minutes. The remembrance ceremony will include a national colors presentation, patriotic music and the reading of names of those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Brief comments from officials will be made, including Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson, Fort Myers Councilman Johnny Streets, Lee County Commission Chairman Kevin Ruane and Florida State Rep. Jenna Persons-Mulicka.
The group of volunteers and first responders who are planning the event want to allow the community to “remember our heroes – the ones who served, the ones who are still serving and the ones who paid the ultimate price,” said Chief Tracy McMillion of the Fort Myers Fire Department who also serves as vice chairman of the Lee County Fire Chiefs’ Association.
Attendees are asked to follow current Centers for Disease Control guidelines for large events and gatherings.
Additional details can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html#anchor _1619540969756.