So. Fla. remembers 9/11
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- South Florida remembers and honors the victims and heroes of Sept. 11.
Bagpipes and somber bells, South Florida remembers with prayers, flags at half staff and commemorative moments of silence. "This is one of those days that will never go away," said Broward Sheriff's Office Sheriff Al Lamberti.
At Miami Beach Senior High, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and Governor Rick Scott attended a ceremony. "It's a reverent moment for all of us," said Carvalho. "We observe it respectfully, with a great deal of sadness in our hearts and our minds for the souls that were lost on September 11."
"Your heart goes out to every family that lost a loved one that day," said Governor Scott.
At St. Martha's Catholic Church in Miami Shores, a mass was dedicated to the lives lost. At Fire Station 3 in Southwest Miami-Dade, a new memorial was unveiled. The steel beam taken from the World Trade Center remembers the 343 New York City firefighters killed that day.
Near Fort Lauderdale, every badge wearing employee changed their badge for a special commemorative badge displaying the Twin Towers and the American flag.
Broward County Fire Rescue rolled out their special remembrance fire truck. "It's a great tribute to September 11 you know," said Lamberti. " It's something we wanted to do just so that we can say that here at the Broward's Sheriff's Office will never forget."
BSO included all of their personnel lost in the line of duty. They unveiled a new wall with the names of those lost next to their September 11 memorial. "It's nice to know that he's not forgotten," said Ruth Douhitt. "Cause we'll always remember him and it's nice to know that the people that he worked with haven't forgotten him either.
One way Broward County will never forget is by unveiling their new fire truck. According to Sheriff Al Lamberti, the truck needed a new paint job and he thought this would be the best way to pay tribute to those lives lost.
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