Brevard Veterans Memorial Center will hold ceremony Sept. 11


On May 27, 2017, the World Trade Center I-Beam was brought to The Avenue Viera and installed.

The Darrell Woehler Collection

Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and retirees from New York police and fire departments will hold a remembrance ceremony for those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

It will reflect on that day and the many who sacrificed so much following 9/11.

A combined Patriot Day and 9/11ceremony will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. outside the center at Veterans Memorial Park at 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy. on Merritt Island.

The commemoration will include music, special events and talks by 9/11 police and firefighter survivors, Sheriff Wayne Ivey and retired Coast Guard Rear Adm. Wayne Justice.

Because of COVID-19, the entire ceremony will be held outdoors and masks are encouraged. Visitors inside the museum will be limited to 50 at a time and masks will be required.

Chairs will be spread apart to maintain distance in all areas of the parking lot in front of the museum and center. 

Before the gathering at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, everyone will have an opportunity to place flowers or flags at the World Trade Center I-Beam. The I-Beam was brought to The Avenue Viera in 2017.

The solemn event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flowers and flags will be available at no cost.