Wellington To Host 9/11 Remembrance

The community is invited to join in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Wellington Patriot Memorial (12198 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m.

During the event, members of the Wellington Village Council will honor the victims and share their thoughts before laying a memorial wreath. The guest speaker will be John Napolitano, a Wellington resident who lost his FDNY member son, Lt. John P. Napolitano, in the tragedy.

Wellington dedicated its Patriot Memorial three years ago on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The memorial includes one of the largest steel beams salvaged from the World Trade Center site, as well as an eternal flame, fountain and etched-glass panels inscribed with the names of the victims.

Patriot Memorial sponsorships are still available through the Wellington Community Foundation. For more info., contact Susan Trzepacz at (561) 791-4000 or strzepacz@wellingtonfl.gov.