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Tallahassee officials, Gov. DeSantis joined together for 9/11 memorial ceremony

Posted at 5:17 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 17:17:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Fire Station 16 held a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony as Tallahassee city officials, local first responders, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis joined together for a day of remembrance for this national tragedy.

The ceremony included a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. paying respects to the thousands killed from terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 18 years ago.

Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the ceremony to thank the City of Tallahassee first responders and to remind everyone to never forget this day in U.S. history.

"The City of Tallahassee doing a remembrance, it is a day of remembrance, it's something that although it has faded it's not as raw as it was in the years after," said DeSantis. "I think for most people it's something that we can never forget. Thank you."

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried also spoke at the ceremony on Wednesday.

The ceremony also included a tolling of the bell, a public safety pledge, and a closing prayer for all of the lives affected on September 11, 2001.