The 9/11 Traveling Memorial Wall rolled into Ocala Tuesday morning with a police escort that also included a long procession of area motorcyclists and fire engines.
The wall, which was being set up at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park, honors the memory of those who perished in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. It will be on display 24 hours a day beginning Wednesday morning through Sunday afternoon. Veterans Memorial Park is located at 2601 SE Fort King Street.
Events being held in association with the memorial include:
- Wednesday: Opening ceremony (8:30-9:30 a.m.), evening program (6-7:30 p.m.)
- Thursday: Educational tours (10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.), live tribute (6-7:30 p.m.);
- Friday: Educational tours (10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.), 9/11 survivor stories (6-8 p.m.)
- Saturday: JROTC demonstration (10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Sunday: Closing ceremony (4-5 p.m.).
The event also will include fire and police demonstrations and displays, a Medal of Honor Memorial and a visit by a ShandsCair medical helicopter.