It’s been 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and to honor those who gave their lives to save others that day, the Miami Police Department has revealed a vehicle of remembrance.
On September 1, a week before the anniversary of 9/11, Miami officers set out to commemorate the lost lives by revealing a vehicle wrapped in red-white-and-blue featuring images of the World Trade Center, as well as photos of firefighters, soldiers, and police officers at ground zero.
Retired Battalion Commander Jack Dehm of the New York City Fire Department lost 20 of his men on 9/11.
He now serves on the Tunnels to Towers Foundation executive board, which honors the lives of first responders and members of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country.
Dehm praised the Miami Police Department for donating to the foundation and honoring those 2,977 people who died on that day.
“What you folks are doing right now by raising money for this free foundation and never forgetting, is so important to our great mission,” he said.
Also present at the unveiling ceremony was Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar (R, Miami), who thanked first responders for their service and presented the police department with a certificate of the nation’s appreciation.
“It’s an honor to be able to present the MPD this congressional recognition in remembrance of all those men and women, brave first responders who gave their lives on 9/11,” said Salazar.
City of Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo thanked first responders and those in the armed forces for honoring the fallen.
“Thank you for conducting yourselves in a manner that will always, always bring honor to those who have given their lives, laid their lives down, and serve in the path of duty,” said Acevedo.
There will be commemorative ceremonies to honor those who died in the tragedy across Miami-Dade and Broward counties tomorrow.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Inter Miami CF will be hosting a First Responders soccer game between Miami-Dade and Broward County at the Autonation Community Field (3701 SW 76th Ave.) today. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the game will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Apart from hosting today’s game, Inter Miami will also be playing a match tomorrow against Colombus Crew that will include numerous recognitions of the nation’s heroes.
The city of Coral Gables will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Fire Station 1 located at 2151 Salzedo Street.
Miami-Dade College will be hosting a variety of events across their campuses today, including a Resilience in Strength Ceremony, Moments of Silence, and a 9/11 National Day of Service.
The town of Miami Lakes will be hosting a memorial at Picnic Park West at 8:30 a.m. on September 11, 2021. They will be planting 2,977 flags across the park’s lawn in memory of each person who passed away as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will be led by Veterans Committee Chairperson, Lt. Colonel Michael Coote.
The City of Doral will host a commemoration ceremony for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at Downtown Doral Park to honor and remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. The event will include a special wreath-laying and a moment of reflection.
The City of North Miami and the North Miami Police Department will host a Memorial Ceremony to honor the victims and remember the heroes of 9/11 on September 11, 2021, at 10:00 a.m in Griffing park at the intersection of NE 123 Street and West Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL 33161.
The Hialeah Fire Department will host a commemoration ceremony at Fire Station 1 (93 E 5th St, Hialeah, FL 33010) at 10 a.m. on September 11, 2021, to mark the passage of two decades since the day that changed America forever.
The city of Tamarac will be hosting a drive-thru tribute event to honor those lost and the survivors of the attacks on 9/11. The event will take place on September 11, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Tamarac City Hall (7525 NW 88th Ave, Tamarac, FL 33321).
The city of Coral Springs will be hosting a memorial event on September 11, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m. The event will take place at Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Dr. They will be laying a wreath in front of their 9/11 monument, followed by a walkway of remembrance flags, musical performance, and a variety of speakers. They invite residents to pay their respects at the monument throughout the day.
Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam will be hosting a 9/11 memorial site dedication ceremony on September 11, 2021, at Miramar Regional Park at 9:00 a.m. to honor the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office, Deerfield Beach District will host a memorial ceremony to honor the lives lost on that tragic day at 8:30 a.m., on September 11, 2021, at Pioneer Park (217 NE Fifth Ave.)