Remembering a terrible day in modern history
It's 21 years ago that the 9/11 terror attacks were carried out on America. Even though many years have passed, it doesn't weaken the resolve of Floridians to remember the victims of all the attacks carried out on that day.
On September 11, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis led the state in tribute to those who lost their lives and those whose future was irrevocably altered on that day, forever.
Florida firefighters remember fallen brothers and sisters
Many will choose simply to reflect and remember those who lost their lives and those who lost friends and relatives in the attacks. But across Florida there were many formal events held too in remembrance of those who gave all.
In Sarasota County, members of the Sarasota County fire department held a memorial service for the fallen firefighters from New York City.
Of course, at the time of the attacks in 2001, President George W. Bush was visiting a school in Sarasota, and was notified of the attacks while visiting with young Floridian school kids.
Firefighters still dying due to 9/11
Over 3% of all firefighters in the city lost their lives on that day in 2001 - 343 souls lost in the terror attacks. And 30 further firefighters have died in the last year of 9/11 related illnesses too - the deaths attributed to those attacks continue to come.
While the years pass by, the terrible events of that fateful day continue to have an effect on so many Americans and people all around the world. For many, it will be a day that remains painfully in their memories forever.
Do you have vivid memories of the events of September 11, 2001? Were you affected directly or indirectly by the terrible events of that day? Let me know in the comments section below.