We Honor Our Heroes 9/11 Ceremony in Jacksonville City Cemetery


Tomorrow marks the 17th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York’s North and South Twin Towers, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The attacks killed more than 2,900 people and injured more than 6,000. Tomorrow, there will be two separate ceremonies locally to honor the anniversary of the attack.

In Jacksonville, at the Jacksonville City Cemetery, the ‘We Honor Our Heroes’ ceremony will take place beginning at 9 AM. This ceremony will be hosted by Pearl Williams whose son, US Army Major Dwayne Williams was killed during the attack on the Pentagon. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to the lives lost on 9/11 is welcome to attend the ceremony. If rain plays a factor tomorrow, the ceremony will be moved inside the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.

There will also be a ceremony in Anniston at the Centennial Memorial Park to honor the lives lost on 9/11 and Alabama’s fallen firefighters. Governor Kay Ivey, Attorney General Steve Marshall, and Secretary of State John Merrill are all expected to attend. A memorial reveal of firefighter Tracy Sanders, who died on duty in January will also take place during this ceremony. Anyone wishing to pay their respects tomorrow is encouraged to attend either event.

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