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TOWN TO FOREGO 9/11 MEMORIAL EVENT IN 2020
From a health and safety perspective, the Town of Juno Beach has decided to forego the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held at the Town's Mark Fuller monument. The monument was designed with the intent of expressing compassion and an image of peace and tranquility.
Over the years, the remembrance event has provided an opportunity for the community to reflect in silent contemplation about a series of terrorist attacks against the United States. Nearly 3,000 police officers, firefighters, paramedics, first responders and civilians lost their lives in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, aboard Flight 93 and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
In the aftermath of the attacks, President George W. Bush signed into law a resolution proclaiming September 11th Patriot Day - a National Day of Service and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks.
In lieu of this year's Town of Juno Beach Remembrance Ceremony, Chief of Police Brian Smith is asking Juno Beach residents to stand outside and wave a flag for one minute at 8:46 a.m. It was at 8:46 a.m. on September 11th, 2001 that five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 11 and flew it into the northern facade of the World Trade Center's North Tower.