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Lakewood Ranch's Steve Lubrino, who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, wears the Fire Department City of New York patch. He spoke during Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch.

Day of Remembrance offers emotional 9/11 tribute in Lakewood Ranch

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Lakewood Ranch's Steve Lubrino, who survived the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, wears the Fire Department City of New York patch. He spoke during Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch.

Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh releases a rock dove at the end of the Day of Remembrance memorial in Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh releases a rock dove at the end of the Day of Remembrance memorial in Lakewood Ranch.

Sarasota's Erika Miller sang the National Anthem in front of the specially designed cube to record memories and thoughts of 9/11 at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Sarasota's Erika Miller sang the National Anthem in front of the specially designed cube to record memories and thoughts of 9/11 at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.

East County Observer Associate Publisher Lori Ruth (front) helped organize Day of Remembrance at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. Hundreds attended.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

East County Observer Associate Publisher Lori Ruth (front) helped organize Day of Remembrance at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. Hundreds attended.

Retired New York City fireman Steve Lubrino gets a standing ovation as he approaches the podium to speak at Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Retired New York City fireman Steve Lubrino gets a standing ovation as he approaches the podium to speak at Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch.

Michael Mirabella of White Wings of Florida brought rock doves to be released at the end of the Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch. He said the birds are actually homing pigeons that would "beat me home" to Bradenton.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Michael Mirabella of White Wings of Florida brought rock doves to be released at the end of the Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch. He said the birds are actually homing pigeons that would "beat me home" to Bradenton.

East Manatee Fire Rescue positions the huge American flag over Lakewood Main Street before Day of Remembrance.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

East Manatee Fire Rescue positions the huge American flag over Lakewood Main Street before Day of Remembrance.

Hunter McGrath Atno presents the colors aboard Hormiga, a polo horse at the Sarasota Polo Club. They are led by Tim Hornung and his daughter, Kaitlyn Hornung.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Hunter McGrath Atno presents the colors aboard Hormiga, a polo horse at the Sarasota Polo Club. They are led by Tim Hornung and his daughter, Kaitlyn Hornung.

Hunter McGrath Atno, a 12-year-old Mona Jain Middle School seventh grader, presents the colors aboard Hormiga.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Hunter McGrath Atno, a 12-year-old Mona Jain Middle School seventh grader, presents the colors aboard Hormiga.

East Manatee Fire Rescue truck 641 and its firefighters had to leave the Day of Remembrance early to answer a call.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

East Manatee Fire Rescue truck 641 and its firefighters had to leave the Day of Remembrance early to answer a call.

Hundreds of people attended the Day of Remembrance at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Hundreds of people attended the Day of Remembrance at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.

A dove sits in front of the crowd at the Day of Remembrance. White Wings of Florida owner Michael Mirabella explained this was a real dove and therefore wouldn't be released. He brought other rock doves for release.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

A dove sits in front of the crowd at the Day of Remembrance. White Wings of Florida owner Michael Mirabella explained this was a real dove and therefore wouldn't be released. He brought other rock doves for release.

Hormiga might be a polo horse, but he was calm watching the Day of Remembrance ceremony at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Hormiga might be a polo horse, but he was calm watching the Day of Remembrance ceremony at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch.

Auron Norton and Owen Gater of the Riverview High School Kiltie Band performed during the Day of Remembrance.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Auron Norton and Owen Gater of the Riverview High School Kiltie Band performed during the Day of Remembrance.

Every inch of blackboard space on the cube, which was designed by Fawley Bryant and built by Willis Smith, was covered with thoughts and memories of 9/11.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Every inch of blackboard space on the cube, which was designed by Fawley Bryant and built by Willis Smith, was covered with thoughts and memories of 9/11.

Out-of-Door Academy junior Natalie Carrion plays a solo on the violin during Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Out-of-Door Academy junior Natalie Carrion plays a solo on the violin during Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch.

Out-of-Door Academy junior Natalie Carrion and sophomore Katy Fulton play violins during Day of Remembrance.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Out-of-Door Academy junior Natalie Carrion and sophomore Katy Fulton play violins during Day of Remembrance.

Lakewood Ranch's Brenda Sopcich and her children Blake, 6, and Brielle, 4, get a photo in front of a fire truck at Day of Remembrance. "We loved it," Brenda Sopcich said of the ceremony. "It was moving."

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

Lakewood Ranch's Brenda Sopcich and her children Blake, 6, and Brielle, 4, get a photo in front of a fire truck at Day of Remembrance. "We loved it," Brenda Sopcich said of the ceremony. "It was moving."

The Brew Crew running club of Lakewood Ranch, which raises money for the Warrior Reunion Foundation, is made up of Brandon Linder, Jeff Coopes, Rob Lange, Chris LeBlanc, Ann Drummond, Darcy Crum, Coreen Benham and Patty LeBlanc.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

The Brew Crew running club of Lakewood Ranch, which raises money for the Warrior Reunion Foundation, is made up of Brandon Linder, Jeff Coopes, Rob Lange, Chris LeBlanc, Ann Drummond, Darcy Crum, Coreen Benham and Patty LeBlanc.

East Manatee Fire Rescue positions the American flag on Lakewood Main Street for Day of Remembrance.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

East Manatee Fire Rescue positions the American flag on Lakewood Main Street for Day of Remembrance.

East County Fire Rescue Firefighter Kyle Lamson, Lt. Rob Day, Firefighter Jason Burnside, Lt. Luke Fay and Firefighter Andrew Stark attend Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021 |

East County Fire Rescue Firefighter Kyle Lamson, Lt. Rob Day, Firefighter Jason Burnside, Lt. Luke Fay and Firefighter Andrew Stark attend Day of Remembrance in Lakewood Ranch.

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