Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village To Host A Remembrance Ceremony To Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives on Sept. 11, 2001
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village will pay homage to the victims and survivors of Sept. 11, 2001 with a Remembrance Ceremony. A United States flag will be draped over the front of the hotel, covering four stories of the resort with the words "9/11 We Will Never Forget." The 30-minute ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m., located at the South Drive entrance of the hotel on A1A in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, will be the host speaker. Guest speakers will include Daytona Beach County Chair Jason Davis, Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood and Daytona Beach Fire Chief Dru Driscoll. The fire department Honor Guard will toll a bell at 8:46 a.m., representing the first tower of the World Trade Center being struck on Sept. 11, 2001, followed by a moment of silence. Invocation will be presented by Rev. Dr. L. Ronald Durham. Air Force ROTC Color Guard Detachment 157 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be presenting and retrieving the colors. The National Anthem will be sung by one our our local Volusia County residents.
"We are continuing our tradition to pay our respects to those who lost their lives and the brave men and women who put their own lives at stake," said Paige Koerbel, area managing director, Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village. "We will honor them with a ceremonial bell ringing at 8:46 a.m. and invite everyone to join us."
Complimentary parking for this event is available to the public in the hotel's parking lot, which is across the street from the hotel on Auditorium Boulevard. Media can access additional information about Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village at news.hilton.com/daytonabeachoceanwalk.
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