Central Florida Remembers 9/11: Local Events

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, the Central Florida community has a variety of events planned to commemorate and remember those we lost.

Orlando, Lake Eola
Candlelight Memorial, Sunday, September 11, 2011 6 p.m. Lake Eola – Orlando

Join the Orlando Fire Department for a candlelight memorial at Lake Eola.

Orlando
Never Forget 9.11.01 Commemorative Blood Drive
, Florida’s Blood Centers, September 9th through 11th. 2011.

Click here for more details and to find a location near you.

Sanford
Salute to Fallen Soldiers,  September 11, 2011 at American Legion , 8a.m. – 10 p.m.


Flag raising at 11am – Donations will be accepted.

Apopka
Remember, Reflect, Renew! Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m, Apopka Amphitheatre


Remember the life-changing events of that day; Reflect on the impact this day has had on our lives, our country and our world over the past ten years; Renew our resolve to live out the vision of our founding fathers to be “One Nation Under God”.

Orange County
Remembrance 9/11 Tribute Exhibit
, September 5th – 11th, 2011. Winter Garden City Hall

Exhibit featuring a steel beam from the World Trade Center, artifacts, video footage and more.

Orange County
2011 Patriot Day Breakfast
, September 11th, 2011. 9:30am Orange County Convention Center.


The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association hosts this annual event honoring local law enforcement, fire & rescue, EMS and hotel security personnel.

Ocoee
Patriots Day, September 10th, 2011. Downtown Ocoee


The GFWC Woman’s Club of Ocoee and the Ocoee Lions Club host this event in Downtown Ocoee to celebrate veterans, freedom and remember the lives lost on September 11th.

Seminole County
9-11 Heroes Run
, September 11th, 2011. 7:30am at Central Winds Park, in Winter Springs, FL.


Honor the heroes of 9/11 with a 5K or family walk.

Windermere
Windermere Memorial
, September 11th, 2011. 1pm at Town memorial.


Join community leaders as they honor the victims of September 11 at the town memorial.

Volusia County
Sixth Annual 9/11 Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
, September 10th, 2011. 8am-8pm at the Daytona International Speedway.


Donors receive a free admission to the 2012 Subway Jalapeno 250, a commemorative T-shirt, a chance to win Daytona 500 tickets and more.

Brevard County
Brevard Remembers 9/11
,  September 11th, 2011. 1pm-2:30pm at the Space Coast station center.

As many as 8,000 people are expected to stand together to remember loved ones lost, support their families, honor first responders and appreciate America’s active and reserve military, who have stepped forward to protect us both at home and abroad ever since.

Brevard County
9/11 Memorial Event
, September 11th, 2011. 11am at the Brevard County fire station 49 Viera.


The event will feature the BCFR Honor Guard, bagpipers and more. The highlight will be the unveiling of the memorial which features an 1821-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center towers from the New York/New Jersey Port Authority.

Flagler County
The 2011 Memorial Ride
, September 11th, 2011. 9:30am at the Flagler Government Service Building.


A memorial service will be held honoring the fallen and the heroes followed by the annual memorial run paying tribute to fellow firefighters and Americans.

Lake County
September 11th Memorial
, September 11th, 2011. 8:20 am at the Clermont fire department headquarters.


Gather in Clermont to remember those who lost their lives in the September 11 terror attacks. The memorial will be held at the Clermont Fire Department Headquarters where a piece of the World Trade Center Steel is on display.

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