The town of Windermere hosted a 9/11 Sunset Memorial Service to pay tribute to the victims and honor the survivors of the 2001 terror attacks, on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Town Square Park.
The service featured live music from Family Church’s Worship Arts Pastor Mark Goff, a special message from Windermere Mayor Jim O’Brien, words from U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, and Taps with the laying of the wreath and flowers at the base of the memorial.
“Twenty-one years ago, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, the day dawned bright and full of hope for 2,977 people – a normal day,” O’Brien said emotionally. “The day quickly became anything but normal when symbols of our freedom and mobility, airliners, were hijacked and used to execute a coordinated attack on the twin towers in New York and the Pentagon. Life and freedom in the United State and around the world would never quite be the same again. Life for the loved ones of almost 3,000 people would certainly never be the same. Today, we honor and remember all those who lost their lives in the tragic events of one September day.”