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Jacksonville Honors Sept 11th Throughout the City

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Jacksonville honors Sept 11th with several ceremonies throughout the city of Friday. Pay tribute to those we lost on 9/11 with your friends & neighbors.Tomorrow is the 14th anniversary of 9/11.  It seems just like yesterday that our nation sat in horror watching as the events of that day unfolded.  It has forever changed how we operate in this country and our Jacksonville community.  This Friday, Jacksonville Honors Sept 11th throughout the city with several different ceremonies.

Jacksonville Honors Sept 11th

What: 9/11 Memorial Mass
Where: St Paul’s Riverside Catholic Church (2609 Park St)
When: Sept 11th 9am
Contact: St Paul’s (904) 343-5570

Start off the day with a mass in honor of those we lost on 9/11.  After the mass is over, everyone is welcome to join the procession to nearby Riverside Memorial Park.  Firefighters, their families, students and Frs Difazio and Reynolds will be placing a wreath on the river.

What: Memorial Ceremony
Where: Jacksonville National Cemetery (4083 Lannie Rd)
When: Sept 11th 10am
Contact: Veterans News Network (904) 672-5872

A wreath will be placed in honor of Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both Navy SEALs, and Information Officer Sean Smith.  These brave men died in the attacks in Benghazi three years ago.  Life Song will be performing inspirational music.  The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will also be on hand to participate in the ceremony.

Click here to search our featured Jacksonville/St Augustine homes for saleWhat: 9/11 Peace Concert
Where: St John’s Cathedral (256 E Church St)
When: Sept 11th 6pm to 7pm
Contact: St John’s Cathedral (904) 356-5507

Jacksonville honors Sept 11th into the evening with the 9/11 Peace Concert at St John’s Cathedral.  Choirs, choruses and chamber singers from local Jacksonville area schools and organizations will be performing throughout the evening.  The Jacksonville Sister Cities Association will host a special reception in Tolliver Hall following the concert.

What: We Will (Never) Forget
Where: Players By the Sea Theatre (106 6th St, Jacksonville Beach)
When: Sept 11th 8pm
Cost: $23 for adults, $20 for military, seniors & students
Contact: Players By the Sea (904) 249-0289

Jason Nettle from Jacksonville honors Sept 11th with his one-man play.  Come watch as Jason tells the story of how 9/11 effected the lives of 17 New Yorkers.  Caution: strong language and descriptions of violence.

What: 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance
Where: St Augustine Fire Dept (101 Malaga St)
When: Sept 11th 8:30am
Contact: St Augustine Fire Dept’s Main Station (904) 825-1098

While Jacksonville honors Sept 11th with their ceremonies, services and shows, St Augustine offers its own “Ceremony of Remembrance”.  Mayor Nancy Shaver and several fire officials from St Augustine and St Johns County will say a few words in memorium of those we lost on 9/11.  A moment of silence is scheduled around 8:45am followed by the ringing of the historic 1900 fire bell.  The bell will toll 14 times…once for each year that has passed since September 11th, 2001.

Where were you on 9/11?  How did you find out what happened?  How has it affected you and your loved ones?  Please feel free to leave your thoughts and memories in the comments section below.

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