Wellington Plans Remembrance Events For 9/11

The community is invited to join the Wellington Village Council at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 to honor the victims of 9/11 with a remembrance ceremony at Wellington’s Patriot Memorial, located at 12198 W. Forest Hill Blvd. Council members will make remarks and lay a wreath for those lost and affected by the attacks 20 years ago. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue will also be in attendance to show solidarity for those lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

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

Patriot Memorial sponsorships, including personalized brick pavers, are still available through the Wellington Community Foundation. For more info., contact Michelle Diaz at (561) 791-4117 or michelled@wellingtonfl.gov.

In recognition of the 20th year of remembrance, the Wellington Aquatics Complex (12072 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will be offering free admission to the public on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/aquatics.

The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will also host a free concert “Wide Open: The Jason Aldean Experience,” starting at 8 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 11. For details, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/amphitheater.