Palm Harbor 9/11 Memorial Park Site Description

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“9/11 Memorial Park”

Park Entrance

 

On September 11, 2001 the world changed forever. World history will mark this date as one of the United States darkest hours, but we Americans will celebrate it as one of our greatest tests. This memorial park is in honor of 2,977 people who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others may live. “We Will Never Forget”

 

# 2

 World Trade Center”

On right side after walkway

2606 lives are lost in New York City at the World Trade Center collapse site of both 110 story North & South towers and the 47 story “7 Tower”

“North Tower (1 WTC)”

At 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 with a crew of 11 & 76 passengers is hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower

 

“South Tower (2 WTC)”

At 9:03 a.m., United Airlines Flight 175 with a crew of 9 & 51 passengers is hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center’s South Tower

 

“The 343”

On 9/11/01 343 FDNY firefighters lost their lives rescuing thousands of others during the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center

 

#3

“FDNY”

Two six foot bronze plaques

List the 343 Firefighter’s individual names

 

 

#4

“Law Enforcement”

The lives of 23 NYPD police officers and 37 Port Authority officers that

were lost during the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center

 

#5

“Pentagon & Military”

At 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 with a crew of 6 & 53 passengers is hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

125 lives were lost, including 55 U.S. military personnel at the Pentagon.

 

#6

Flight 93 “Let’s Roll”

At 10:03 a.m., United Airlines Flight 93 with a crew of 7 & 33 passengers is hijacked and crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Because of the heroic actions of the passengers Flight 93 is the only plane that did not hit the hijacker’s target.

40 Lives were lost.

 

#7

“Palm Harbor Special Fire Control and Rescue District”

Firefighters & Chiefs:

Near flag area

 (not yet completed)

 

#8

“Beam Marker”

World Trade Center Artifact # I-0053b Steel Beam given to Palm Harbor Special Fire Control and Rescue District by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2011

 

 

#9

“Fallen Firefighter Flag Marker”

Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial Flag

Designed by Palm Harbor Firefighter Rick Weschler

 

Established in 2009 Florida Statute 256.15 – to honor

those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

 

The flag colors symbolize:

Blue – water and a clean heart.

Purple Stripe - nobility, dignity and respect

Black Stripe – the mourning band worn by Firefighter’s
Red – the heart, passion and commitment

A FIREFIGHTER’S PRAYER   

 

When i am called to duty, god wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save a life whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late, or save an older person from the horror of that fate.  Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling to give the best in me, to guard my friend and neighbor and protect his property, and if according to your will I must answer death’s call, bless with your protecting hand my family one and all.               Author unknown