Never Forget Tribute is Sept. 11 at Daytona park

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A Never Forget Tribute will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at Daytona Memorial Park, 1425 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach. The tribute is a special commemoration to honor the memory of the thousands who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sept. 3, cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Civil 049th Composite Squadron, local community members and the staff of Lohman Community Outreach began setting in place nearly 3,000 American flags at Daytona Memorial Park in Daytona Beach. The flags represent the victims, emergency responders and military members who died on Sept. 11, 2001.(PHOTO COURTESY OF NICOLE GEEAR PHOTOGRAPHY)
On Sept. 3, cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Civil 049th Composite Squadron, local community members and the staff of Lohman Community Outreach began setting in place nearly 3,000 American flags at Daytona Memorial Park in Daytona Beach. The flags represent the victims, emergency responders and military members who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
(PHOTO COURTESY OF NICOLE GEEAR PHOTOGRAPHY)

The tribute is a family community event open to the public.

Opening ceremonies will include presentation of colors by the Civil Air Patrol 049th Composite Squadron Color Guard; performance of the national anthem; and an opening address by Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry.

Walk, exhibit
Following a ceremony, there will be a half-mile remembrance walk and ribbon-pinning ceremony to honor the memory of the victims and heroes of 9/11. Each finisher, whether they walk, run, or jog will receive a certificate of completion to mark their participation.

Thee Never Forget Tribute will include an art exhibit by local youth with about 100 pieces of art will be on display. The artwork was created by students from local middle schools, scout troops and the area Boys & Girls Clubs.

In appreciation for attending the event, each guest will receive a special 9-11 memorial lapel pin.

The event is being presented by the Lohman Community Outreach, a program of Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries & Cremation.

For more information, call Community Outreach Coordinator Leslie Fisk at 407-492-3440.

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