Counties in North Central Florida host events in remembrance of 9/11

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Gainesville, Fla. (WCJB) -- Eighteen years ago today, America remembers the terror attacks on the morning of Tuesday, September 11

Places all around North Central Florida are paying tribute to victims and families throughout the day.

Gainesville Fire Rescue and Alachua County Fire Rescue members will wear full gear to climb the steps at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium starting at 6 p.m.

In Ocala, residents can visit "The Traveling Memorial" Wall which honors victims of 9/11 at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park. The memorial will be displayed 24 hours a day until September 15. The memorial features 32 panels and spans 72 feet wide. In front of the panels are American flags that have red and blue lines. The red lines represent the blood lost from victims in the attack. The blue lines represent the passing of a first responder. At the opening, ceremony wreaths were laid. There were also helmets of fireman from 9/11 on display at the memorial.

Santa Fe College will host a commemoration ceremony at Oak Grove today at 10 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to join the Collegiate Veterans Society and Civic Engagement and Service for the annual event.

The city of Belleview will commemorate 9/11 with a freedom walk starting at 8:30 a.m. Attendees will march around the lake to honor first responders and listen to community members speak.