Posted September 6, 2019 | 1:30 PM

Hillsborough County, Veterans Council Host Community Patriot Day Ceremony on Sept. 11

First responders and military members to lead tribute at Veterans Memorial Park

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2019) - Sept. 11, 2001 is etched in the minds and hearts of Americans, a day that still gives us pause 18 years later.

Hillsborough County and the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County invite the community to a Patriot Day: 9/11 Remembrance event on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Resource Center on the grounds of Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr., Veterans Museum, 3602 U.S. 301 N. in Tampa.

First responders and military members will lead the tribute to lives lost and sacrifices made as a result of the attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001. In addition to keynote speakers from U.S. Central Command and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the ceremony will include a solemn escort and procession of a piece of a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center twin towers. The 135-pound section of solid steel is part of the Veterans Museum collection.

Hosted by Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, and the Veterans Council, the ceremony also will feature:

  • A unified honor guard comprised of fire service members from multiple agencies
  • A traditional fire service bell ceremony, rifle salute, and taps
  • A giant American flag hoisted by ladder trucks
  • Stirring patriotic music

For more information about the Patriot Day: 9/11 Remembrance event or Veterans Memorial Park & Museum, call Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services at (813) 635-8316, or visit


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