As commemoration ceremonies take place across America to honor the victims of Sept. 11, Zephyrhills, too, will host its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.
The public event will begin at 11 a.m., and is expected to last an hour.
Marine Corps League Sgt. Maj. Michael S. Curtin Detachment 1124 will host the event.
The league is named after a fallen first responder at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Rodney Rehrig, of the club, will be the master of ceremonies – conducting the memorial service.
The Zephyrhills High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) will display flags as they post the colors.
And, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Honor Guard will perform the ceremony’s rifle salute.
Zephyrhills Mayor Gene Whitfield and Danny Burgess, executive director of the Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs will offer remarks during the commemoration.
Spectators will be able to play a role by saluting the flags, singing the American national anthem, and mingling with those who have served the nation.
The event will be at Zephyr Park at 38116 Fifth Ave., in Zephyrhills.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Where: Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., in Zephyrhills
When: Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon
Details: The Star Spangled Banner will be sung and various organizations will perform ceremonial salutes to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Zephyrhills Mayor Gene Whitfield and Danny Burgess, executive director of the Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs, will be the day’s guest speakers.
Info: Contact Rodney Rehrig at (813) 481-0718 or .
Published September 04, 2019