Public invited to Lee County's 20th anniversary 9/11 remembrance ceremony
FROM LEE COUNTY: The Southwest Florida community is invited to join first responders and public officials at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 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 Street, Fort Myers, 33901. 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 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 Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka.
Attendees are asked to follow current Centers for Disease Control guidelines for large events and gatherings.