FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Saturday is somber day across the United States as many remember the lives lost exactly 20 years ago.
The Broward County Aviation Department hosted a special 20th Anniversary Patriot Day to commemorate the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001.
The event took place at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The ceremony was called FLL Will Never Forget and it took place inside Terminal 1.
That’s where visitors to the airport can find tis permanent 9/11 memorial, which includes artifacts such as the helmet of a New York Fire Department firefighter who was part of the rescue efforts on 9/11, and even a fragment of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.
Broward County Mayor Steve Geller, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony and other local and airport officials were on hand to honor the anniversary.