City of Gainesville to observe September 11th anniversary at Reserve Park

Press release from City of Gainesville

The City of Gainesville will observe the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks with a ceremony in remembrance of those who lost their lives as a result of the acts of terror on September 11, 2001.

When: 8-9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11
Where: City of Gainesville Reserve Park, 1125 NE 8 Ave.

A joint honor guard from Gainesville Fire Rescue and Gainesville Police Department will open the event.

On this National Day of Service and Remembrance, members of the faith community will lead blessings for the departed. City leaders will ask all neighbors to honor the victims of the attacks by observing the day with acts of kindness, generosity, and service, beginning with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (ET), the moment when the first airplane struck the World Trade Center in New York City. In unity with ceremonies across the nation, they ask houses of worship to toll their bells at that time.

The event is free and open to the public. To help ensure public health and safety, neighbors are asked to practice social distancing at the event. Additional parking will be available next door at Phalanx Defense Systems the morning of the event.