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Jacksonville to commemorate September 11th at EverBank Field
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tuesday will mark the 11th commemoration of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  Several organizations have come together and organized a massive memorial to be held at Everbank Field.

The event will begin with a ceremony from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the morning with service projects in which people can take part.

According to Dr. Helen Jackson, President and CEO of Women of Color Cultural Foundation, organizers hope everyone will bring at least one can of food to donate to families in need.  Volunteers will then bag up that food for distribution along the First Coast.

People will also be able to help assemble care packages to be sent overseas to our troops and plant 220 sunflowers to bring light on what is remembered as one of the darkest days in American history.  The number 220 is significant because each of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center had 110 stories.  

September 11th
11th Anniversary Commemoration
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Everbank Field

First Coast News reporter Kaitlyn Ross and videographer Bo Harris are in New York City to cover the First Coast's local connections to September 11, 2001. Watch for their reports beginning on First Coast News at 6.

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