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Sarasota County Fire Chief Mike Tobias and Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Col. Steve Burns place a wreath of flowers next to the 9/11 memorial plaque at the Sarasota County Police Department.

PHOTO GALLERY: Honoring 9/11

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Sarasota County Fire Chief Mike Tobias and Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Col. Steve Burns place a wreath of flowers next to the 9/11 memorial plaque at the Sarasota County Police Department.

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City Commissioner Susan Chapman says she was in Italy when the 9/11 attacks happened.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

City Commissioner Susan Chapman says she was in Italy when the 9/11 attacks happened.

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Commissioners Susan Chapman and Suzanne Atwell and Sarasota County Fire Chief Mike Tobias

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Commissioners Susan Chapman and Suzanne Atwell and Sarasota County Fire Chief Mike Tobias

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Col. Steve Burns says he was at Booker Elementary with the Secret Service Sept. 11, 2001, when former President George W. Bush found out about the attacks.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Col. Steve Burns says he was at Booker Elementary with the Secret Service Sept. 11, 2001, when former President George W. Bush found out about the attacks.

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Mayor Shannon Snyder and Col. Steve Burns

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Mayor Shannon Snyder and Col. Steve Burns

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Assistant Fire Chief Rod VonOrsdol and other firefighters honor the fallen during the ceremony.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Assistant Fire Chief Rod VonOrsdol and other firefighters honor the fallen during the ceremony.

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Sgt. Mike Schwieterman calls orders during the ceremony.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Sgt. Mike Schwieterman calls orders during the ceremony.

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Sgt. Mark Opitz, Sgt. Rex Troche, Sgt. Mike Schwieterman and Officer Brian Singley raise the American flag during the ceremony.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Sgt. Mark Opitz, Sgt. Rex Troche, Sgt. Mike Schwieterman and Officer Brian Singley raise the American flag during the ceremony.

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Sarasota County Fire Battalion Chief John Elwood rings the bell at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. for moments of silence at the times the planes struck the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Sarasota County Fire Battalion Chief John Elwood rings the bell at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. for moments of silence at the times the planes struck the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.

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Sarasota Military Academy sophomore Houston Scott plays the bagpipes during the ceremony.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Sarasota Military Academy sophomore Houston Scott plays the bagpipes during the ceremony.

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Sarasota Military Academy junior Gracie Cespedes plays the violin during the ceremony.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Sarasota Military Academy junior Gracie Cespedes plays the violin during the ceremony.

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Fire inspectors Florence Robbins and Ashley Lusby and honor guard member Michelle Callaway stand in silence at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Fire inspectors Florence Robbins and Ashley Lusby and honor guard member Michelle Callaway stand in silence at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m.

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Sarasota Military Academy Headmaster Dan Kennedy listens to remarks from community leaders at the Sarasota Police Department.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Sarasota Military Academy Headmaster Dan Kennedy listens to remarks from community leaders at the Sarasota Police Department.

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Sarasota County Fire Chief Mike Tobias recognizes the 400 emergency responders who died on Sept. 11.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Sarasota County Fire Chief Mike Tobias recognizes the 400 emergency responders who died on Sept. 11.

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Chaplain J. Walker says a prayer to remember those who died on Sept. 11.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Chaplain J. Walker says a prayer to remember those who died on Sept. 11.

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Commissioner Suzanne Atwell speaks during the ceremony.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 |

Commissioner Suzanne Atwell speaks during the ceremony.

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