Ceremony of Remembrance 9/11/2009


Cathy DuPont, Public Information Coordinator, reported to Historic City News that an September 11, the City of St. Augustine will continue what has become an annual tradition–the remembrance of those who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

The Ceremony of Remembrance will be held in the Plaza de la Constitucion on Friday, September 11 at 8:30am.

The city started the annual ceremony just two days after 9/11 and has continued each year since. The brief program will be simple and include a posting of the colors by the St. Augustine Police Department, an invocation by Reverend Joshua Dryer, Associate Pastor, Ancient City Baptist Church, and musical presentations by Ms. Maria Burk.

The ceremony will conclude with a moment of silence at 8:45am, timed to coincide with the time the first plane hit the first tower of the World Trade Center and will end with a ringing of the bells throughout the downtown. Participating in the bell ringing are The Cathedral Basilica, Trinity Episcopal Parish, Memorial Presbyterian Church and Flagler College.

The public is invited. The event is coordinated by the City’s Department of Public Affairs.