Nine years later – Ceremony of Remembrance

St. Augustine Public Information Coordinator Cathy DuPont informed local Historic City News reporters today that on September 11th, 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 Saturday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m.

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 Rev. Ted Vorhees, Vicar, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, and musical presentations by Elizabeth Roth.

The ceremony will conclude with a moment of silence at 8:45 a.m., 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.

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