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.
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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.
#NeverForget In the early morning hours today, firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs to pay respect to those who were running into the World Trade Center to help others during the attacks on 9/11 - 20 years ago. pic.twitter.com/roDV2Tu8YQ— Orlando Fire Dept (@OrlandoFireDept) September 11, 2021
Mayor Dyer along with Orlando police and fire department members participated in a moment of silence when the first tower was struck.
A moment of silence on #PatriotDay when the first tower was struck. #NeverForget #September11— Orlando Fire Dept (@OrlandoFireDept) September 11, 2021
We were joined by @OrlandoPolice,@orlandomayor, @District3Orl, @OrlandoPDChief. pic.twitter.com/CF7itTGzeX
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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.
We will never forget #September11. @ Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park https://t.co/ngecxWUHSU— Ocala Police (@ocalapd) September 11, 2021
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.
Our deputies took part in the Avalon Park 9/11 remembrance ceremony this morning. We will never forget those we lost, or the way our country united in the wake of those attacks. #September11#neverforget pic.twitter.com/Wegtv8An3N— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) September 11, 2021
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Oviedo Fire Rescue also joined in a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Saturday to honor human dignity, courage and sacrifice.
Please join the City of Oviedo in a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. as we honor human dignity, courage, and sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/ODAfmhfCS1— Oviedo Fire/Rescue (@OviedoFire) September 11, 2021
@OviedoFire honors those who gave their lives 20 years ago today, and would like to recognize the first responders and military past and present. #911NeverForget pic.twitter.com/4tR6l9ZDFP— Oviedo Fire/Rescue (@OviedoFire) September 11, 2021
More than 400 first responders lost their lives on 9/11. That number has grown as additional members have died of illnesses related to rescue and recovery efforts. I was honored to join @OrlandoFireDept and @OrlandoPolice to recognize them this morning. pic.twitter.com/p1ds0lb6zw— Mayor Buddy Dyer (@orlandomayor) September 11, 2021
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County Sheriff’s deputies also attended a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Palm Coast this morning.
This morning, Sheriff Staly attended the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Elks Lodge in Palm Coast. Sheriff Staly and the men and women of the #FCSO will never forget 9/11 and those we lost in the attack on our nation. pic.twitter.com/DUpip1ZqCX— FlaglerSheriff (@FlaglerSheriff) September 11, 2021
In Daytona Beach, first responders and residents showed their respect during a ceremony Saturday morning.
Today, we remember those who lost their lives on #NineEleven 20 years ago, including over 400 first responders.— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) September 11, 2021
Our thanks to @DaytonaBeachFD for hosting today's ceremony. pic.twitter.com/VGkAXcnl5J
In Seminole County, hundreds of first responders, runners, and spectators came together during the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K at Cranes Roost Park
SCFD participated in the @T2T_Orlando 5k at Cranes Roost Park. 🙌 to SCFD #firefighter/#paramedic Clay Dunkle for 1st place 🥇 running in #fire gear. #NeverForget #September11 pic.twitter.com/t8kVGivxUt— Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) PIO Media (@scfdpio) September 11, 2021
September 11, 2001. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary, the lessons of hope, resiliency & unity are more important than ever.— City of Winter Park (@WinterParkFla) September 11, 2021
Our Fire-Rescue Department & @WinterParkPD stand together in remembrance of all those impacted by the 9/11 tragedy. #NeverForget ❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/iQGzyfYDQ7
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