Fort Walton Beach & Crestview to honor 9/11 on the 20th anniversary

It’s hard to believe that we are about to come up on the 20th anniversary of September 11th. (I was in my English class at Fort Walton Beach High School.)

To honor our fallen heroes, both the City of Fort Walton Beach and the City of Crestview are hosting events.

In Fort Walton Beach, the public is invited to visit Fire Station 6 on Hollywood Blvd. beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Guests will meet the Fort Walton Beach Firefighters and honor our fallen heroes by ringing the ceremonial bell at the station.

  • The goal is to ring the bell in honor of each first responder life that was lost on that September day.
  • All activities will take place outside with COVID safety protocols in place.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be available for everyone who stops by the fire station.

In Crestview, the Mayor JB Whitten will host an exhibition that will include first responder vehicles and gear, 9/11 imagery, and panels detailing the history of the attacks, according to the Crestview Bulletin.

“There will be events all afternoon, starting at noon-time on the 11th of September,” said Whitten. “They will be displays and re-enactments, and there will be a play from the Crestview High School drama club.”

  • The day concludes with a Remembrance Dinner.
  • You can purchase tickets to this dinner by clicking here.

“This is one of those events that if we don’t sit down and take time to think about it, we will forget about it,” continued Mayor Whitten. “And we don’t ever want to forget about 9/11.”

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