2017-09-07 / Top News

Golden Gate hosts 9/11 commemorative service


An EMT and his family share a poignant moment during the 2016 service. 
COURTESY PHOTO An EMT and his family share a poignant moment during the 2016 service. COURTESY PHOTO The community of Golden Gate invites the public to “We Will Never Forget” from 9:30- 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at the Golden Gate Government Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. This is the 13th year the Golden Gate community has hosted a service in remembrance of those who lost their lives to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America.

The Golden Gate High School JROTC Color Guard will present the colors, and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard will raise the flag. Band members from Golden Gate High School and Golden Gate Middle School will perform patriotic selections. Golden Gate Middle School Principal Dr. Mason Clark will preside as master of ceremonies, and Pastor Gryn Phiri of Fresh Start Church will present the invocation and the benediction.

Legacy Options is sponsoring the memorial wreath to be presented by VFW Post 7721 veterans J.B. and Dusty Holmes. A bell ceremony will be conducted by the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District in honor of first responders who lost their lives in the attacks. A white dove release by White Doves of Naples will honor victims of 9/11 as Mitchell Rogers presents taps.


These photos were taken during the 2016 Golden Gate community ceremony commemorating 9/11. 1. A flag-shaped memorial wreath sponsored by Legacy Options in memory of lives lost to terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. These photos were taken during the 2016 Golden Gate community ceremony commemorating 9/11. 1. A flag-shaped memorial wreath sponsored by Legacy Options in memory of lives lost to terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. Limited seating will be provided; attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 353-1687. ¦



2. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard raises the flag. 2. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard raises the flag.

3. The Golden Gate High School JROTC Color Guard presents the colors. 
COURTESY PHOTOS 3. The Golden Gate High School JROTC Color Guard presents the colors. COURTESY PHOTOS

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