The AmeriCorps Seniors program of United Way of Martin County is hosting a 9/11 remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that took the lives of 2,977 men, women and children in New York City, Arlington, Va. and near Shanksville, Pa. Twenty years after the attacks that changed our world forever, Martin County residents will unite as a symbol of resilience in the face of unimaginable tragedy.
The ceremony will be held at Jock Leighton Park in Palm City. Starting at 7:45 a.m. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers will be handing out 2,977 American flags and asking participants to pay it forward to honor the lives lost on 9/11. The official program begins at 8:30 a.m. with remarks from Martin County Commissioner Ed Ciampi, followed by a 9/11 remembrance walk across the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge led by Martin County Fire Rescue.
“Out of the sorrow of 9/11 came a commitment to give back. At this year’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony, we encourage individuals to pledge to help a person, our community or our nation through an act of kindness or service,” said United Way of Martin County Director of AmeriCorps Seniors Kathleen Stacey. Participants of all ages and activity levels are encouraged to attend.
The OneBlood Big Red Bus will be collecting donations and the Florida Department of Health in Martin County will be onsite to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayMartin.org/911. Attendees are asked to follow CDC guidelines that are in effect on Sept. 11.
Palm City, FL 34990