9/11 Memorial events and services in Pinellas County

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It's hard to believe it has been 20 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, but here we are. In honor of the 20th anniversary of that day's tragic events, a number of memorial services are being held around Pinellas County. Recognize all who were lost at one of the following 9/11 memorial events:

9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony at Madeira Beach

The Madeira Beach Fire Department will host a 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony this morning at Madeira Beach Patriot Park. Those who don't feel comfortable attending in person can participate virtually on their Facebook page.

Date: September 11

Time: 8:30am - 9:15am

Location: Madeira Beach Patriot Park | 424 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach

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Palm Harbor 9/11 Memorial Lights

Curlew Hills Memory Gardens is home to one of the area's most recognized 9/11 memorials. It features a twisted piece of steel that was once part of the World Trade Center and an eternal flame that remains lit all year. Tonight, the Harbor 9/11 Memorial Lights will appear as two beams of light, one for each tower that fell.

Date: September 11

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Curlew Hills Memory Gardens | 1750 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor

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Unveiling of the Rise St. Pete Memorial

The Rise St. Pete Memorial has been a long-awaited addition to St. Petersburg, and the public will finally get a glimpse at the progress. While it's not yet complete, it will still be unveiled this evening after a short ceremony. The ceremony will include a speech by Scott Neil, co-founder of American Freedom Distillery, the sculptor Mark Aeling, and local poet Laureate Helen Pruitt. The memorial currently features a beam from the World Trade Center and is thought to be the last beam removed from the wreckage.

Date: September 11

Time: 6:00pm

Location: 22nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg

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9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Dunedin

In honor of the 20th anniversary, a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will be held in Dunedin this morning at Fire Station 61.

Date: September 11

Time: 8:00am

Location: Fire Station 61 | 903 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin

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9/11 Fallen Hero 5K in St. Peterburg

In remembrance of those who were lost, the Tampa VA Network is hosting a 9/11 Fallen Hero 5K. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to CVMA and The Long Walk Home. NOTE: The start time of this event has been changed to 10:00 am. Registration starts at $25. Parking at Fort DeSoto Park is $5.

Date: September 11

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Fort DeSoto Park | 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde | Pavilion #14

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