This year marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy that forever changed Americans and our way of life. Multiple cities in Palm Beach County are paying their respects to those who perished in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
City of Boynton Beach
The city is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony, fit with a Posting of Colors by the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue and Police Departments, the Pledge of Allegiance by Safety Patrols from Poinciana Elementary School, the national anthem by Donna Singer of the Gold Coast Band, an invocation by Fire Rescue Department Chaplain Brannon, a moment of silence, and a wreath laying. There will be multiple speakers at the ceremony, including WWII veteran Tom Kaiser and Mayor Steven B. Grant. The evening of Sept. 11, the city’s Water Tower will be lit up in red, white and blue.
Can’t make the ceremony? You can watch it live on the city’s Facebook page.
Sept. 11 at 9 a.m., Boynton Beach Veterans Park, 411 N. Federal Highway in Boynton Beach
Fire Chiefs Association of Palm Beach County
In honor the first responders, police, firefighters, emergency personnel and their families who gave up their lives to help those on Sept. 11, 2001, the association is hosting a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.
Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., Christ Fellowship Church, 801 Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach
Village of Tequesta
The Tequesta Fire and Police Departments are leading a memorial ceremony at the Village Green. Afterwards, light refreshment will be served in the Public Safety Building’s lobby.
Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m., Public Safety Memorial, 357 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta
Village of Wellington
The village is hosting a remembrance ceremony with words by the village council and a wreath-laying at the memorial. The memorial was dedicated seven years ago and features steel beams from the World Trade Center.
Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m., Wellington Patriot Memorial, 12198 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington; 561/753-2484