Community comes together to honor arrival of 9/11 Traveling Memorial Wall

First responders, elected officials and community members gathered at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park for a Wednesday morning opening ceremony to officially honor the arrival of the 9/11 Traveling Memorial Wall.

First responders and community members came together Wednesday morning for the open ceremony of the 9/11 Traveling Memorial Wall, which will be on display at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park through Sunday, Sept. 15.

The memorial, which honors the memory of those who perished in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, rolled into Ocala on Tuesday with quite a fanfare.

The procession to the Veterans Memorial Park included a police escort, fire engines and a long line of motorcycles.
The memorial will be available for viewing at the Veterans Park, located at 2601 E Fort King St., 24 hours a day until Sunday, Sept. 15.

First responders and members of the military paid their respects Wednesday to those who were lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Events being held in association with the memorial wall include:

  • 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. Call (352) 671-8422 for more information.

There were plenty of salutes and tributes shared Wednesday morning during the opening ceremony for the 9/11 Traveling Memorial Wall that’s on display at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park.