For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Brian Spector


Pembroke Pines, FL – (September 12, 2018)  Seventeen years later, The City of Pembroke Pines came together for the Annual Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at the Pembroke Pines Memorial Park, located at 601 City Center Way on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Those in attendance took a moment to remember the 2,996 people who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 
The Ceremony recognized America’s First Responders and both the men and women who courageously faced the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. The program included the Presentation of Colors by the City of Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Department Honor Guards, a moment of silence, lowering of flags, patriotic music, a chorus performance by FSU Charter Elementary School, words from U.S. Army Colonel Thomas W. Hanley and comments from Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis and other City Officials.

September 11th will always be a day never forgotten in the collective minds of the country, when a quiet September morning was shattered after hijackers confiscated and seized control of four planes, crashing them into New York’s World Trade Center towers; the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia; and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The City of Pembroke Pines displayed its September 11th Memorial on the Tenth Anniversary (2011) of the attack on Freedom at the Remembrance Ceremony.  The Pembroke Pines Memorial Park is a powerful art project that honors both the 9/11 victims and survivors, first responders and others that assisted in the recovery.  For more information, please contact the City of Pembroke Pines Special Events Division at 954.392.2116 or visit www.ppines.com  

To view the 9/11 Pembroke Pines Remembrance Ceremony at Pines Media YouTube:  https://youtu.be/rYRN-PR7R9s  Jpgs for media available upon request.

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