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The National 9/11 Flag made a stop in Ocoee during its national tour in 2011 so residents and local heroes could add a stitch.

REMEMBERING 9/11: Images from the archives

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

The National 9/11 Flag made a stop in Ocoee during its national tour in 2011 so residents and local heroes could add a stitch.

Horizon West residents Elsa and Hector De Jesus share their 9/11 story with students throughout the community. Hector De Jesus was working as a consultant on the 55th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

Horizon West residents Elsa and Hector De Jesus share their 9/11 story with students throughout the community. Hector De Jesus was working as a consultant on the 55th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.

Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, right, the town of Windermere and local residents helped Eagle Scout candidate Jeff Cox obtain a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and create a 9/11 memorial behind Windermere Town Hall.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn, right, the town of Windermere and local residents helped Eagle Scout candidate Jeff Cox obtain a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and create a 9/11 memorial behind Windermere Town Hall.

Winter Garden resident Jimmy Brown was a member of the New York Fire Department and was one of the first firefighters to enter the World Trade Center following the first plane crash on Sept. 11, 2001.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

Winter Garden resident Jimmy Brown was a member of the New York Fire Department and was one of the first firefighters to enter the World Trade Center following the first plane crash on Sept. 11, 2001.

The National 9/11 Flag became a symbol of resilience and patriotism when it was salvaged after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

The National 9/11 Flag became a symbol of resilience and patriotism when it was salvaged after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.

Keith Ralston of the Winter Garden Police Department took a look at the 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Exhibit hosted by Norman Rein and the city of Winter Garden in 2011.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

Keith Ralston of the Winter Garden Police Department took a look at the 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Exhibit hosted by Norman Rein and the city of Winter Garden in 2011.

A page from the New York Post depicting a wanted poster for Osama bin Laden was taped to a sign in New York City in the days following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

A page from the New York Post depicting a wanted poster for Osama bin Laden was taped to a sign in New York City in the days following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Makeshift memories popped up all around New York City in 2001 after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

Makeshift memories popped up all around New York City in 2001 after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Thousands of missing posters were plastered around New York City in 2001 by family members and friends looking for loved ones.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

Thousands of missing posters were plastered around New York City in 2001 by family members and friends looking for loved ones.

A marquee in Times Square streamed news reports and patriotism in September 2001.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

A marquee in Times Square streamed news reports and patriotism in September 2001.

Winter Garden Fire Battalion Chief Brian Sanders, left, former FDNY firefighter Jimmy Brown, Winter Garden police detective James Cox and Belle Isle Police Officer Tren Trendafilov retrieved a piece of a steel from the WTC.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

Winter Garden Fire Battalion Chief Brian Sanders, left, former FDNY firefighter Jimmy Brown, Winter Garden police detective James Cox and Belle Isle Police Officer Tren Trendafilov retrieved a piece of a steel from the WTC.

The town of Windermere hosts a remembrance ceremony every year.

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 |

The town of Windermere hosts a remembrance ceremony every year.

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