The Mount Dora Fire Department and Professional Firefighters of Mount Dora Local 3088 are proud to announce an inaugural 9/11 Memorial Walk.
The walk was created to honor the brave men and women who gave their lives on September 11, 2001.
The walk will be roughly three miles beginning at Elizabeth Evans Park, going through the downtown corridor, and ending back at the park. Evans Park is located at 100 North Donnelly Street. There will be an opening welcome and the National Anthem will be played before the walk begins at 6 p.m.
“The Mount Dora Fire Department family would love for everyone in the community to join us as we walk to pay homage to the bravery show on 9/11. We welcome firefighters from all agencies to join us and encourage them to wear your colors or your gear in our walk,” said Fire Chief Timmons Griner.
The public is encouraged to join the firefighters in this walk for remembrance. Firefighters are encouraged to participate in full gear. 2,977 people died in the September 11th attacks, of which, 412 victims were emergency workers. Since 9/11, 110 Firefighters have died from their injuries, including illness that stemmed from the contaminated debris.
Mount Dora Professional Firefighter Local 3088 t-shirts will be available for purchase and those proceeds go towards training and education.
For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Lisa McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org