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City to Have 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Boynton Beach will observe the 17th Anniversary of September 11 with a Remembrance Ceremony to honor the 2,983 men, women and children killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93. 

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Boynton Beach Veterans Park, 411 North Federal Highway. Parking is available at the park. For those that cannot attend, the ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook @boyntonbeachcity.

The Posting of Colors by the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue and Police Departments will open the ceremony, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Safety Patrols from Poinciana Elementary School, a special performance of the National Anthem by Donna Singer, member of the Gold Coast Band, an Invocation by Fire Rescue Department Chaplain Brannon, and a Welcome by Fire Chief Glenn Joseph.

Speakers will include Tom Kaiser, WWII Veteran, Mayor Steven B. Grant, and Boynton Beach Police Captain Paul Deale. A Moment of Silence will take place at 9:59 a.m. when the south tower at the Word Trade Center collapsed, followed by the placement of a wreath in front of the 9/11 Memorial installed in 2011. The ceremony will conclude with a Three-Volley Salute by the Police Department, a Bugle Taps Solo by Jim Fader, Veteran, a Benediction, and Closing Remarks by Police Chief Michael Gregory.

On the evening of September 11, the City of Boynton Beach’s Water Tower will be lit in red, white and blue in remembrance of 9/11.

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