PALM HARBOR — It’s been more than a decade since coordinated acts of hate, intolerance and cowardice brought this nation to a momentary standstill, but its citizens continue to show their collective resolve 12 years later.
That was evident last Wednesday morning in Palm Harbor during Curlew Hills Memory Gardens’ second annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony.
A large crowd packed into the cemetery for the two-hour event, which centered on a 9/11 monument erected last year.
Organized by the cemetery and a contingent of North Pinellas organizations, this year’s ceremony was led by WTSP-Channel 10 news anchor Reginald Roundtree.
Among other area dignitaries stepping to the microphone was state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-St. Petersburg.
Patriotic songs were performed throughout the morning by the Palm Harbor Middle School Choir and the City of Dunedin Pipe Band, while Lowry Park Zoo again provided one of its American Bald Eagles.