First responders from the City of Miami Beach Fire and Police Departments will hold a joint observance on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 to honor the memory of the 2,977 victims who died during the 9/11 terror attacks more than two decades ago.
“This day reminds us that there will always be those who threaten to take away our freedoms, but that we must come together as Americans to reject tyranny and stand for freedom,” Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak said.
The Miami Beach ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. outside Fire Station 2. A moment of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m. as first responders lower the American flag to half-staff.
Visitors and guests are asked to assemble behind the circle of first responders.
The total number of victims includes the first responders who died while attempting to assist other victims but does not include the 19 terrorists killed while perpetrating the attacks that began with four hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, 2001.
Two aircraft were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City while another was flown into the Pentagon. The remaining aircraft crashed into a Pennsylvania field when passengers bravely resisted their attackers.