ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s been 20 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. To honor those lost on that fateful day first responders and residents across Central Florida came out Saturday morning to participate in different events honor today’s anniversary.
Early Saturday morning, the Orlando Fire Department climbed 110 flights of stair to pay their respects top those who ran into the World Trade Center during the attack.
Mayor Dyer along with Orlando police and fire department members participated in a moment of silence when the first tower was struck.
In Marion County, the Ocala Police Department took part in a ceremony at Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park honoring the lives lost 20 years ago.
In Avalon Park, Orange County Sheriff deputies, Orange County firefighters and resident took part in a ceremony laying thousands of flags remembering those lost in the wake of the attacks.
Oviedo Fire Rescue also joined in a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Saturday to honor human dignity, courage and sacrifice.
County Sheriff’s deputies also attended a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Palm Coast this morning.
In Daytona Beach, first responders and residents showed their respect during a ceremony Saturday morning.
In Seminole County, hundreds of first responders, runners, and spectators came together during the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K at Cranes Roost Park
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