City to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

american-flag.jpgClematis by Night will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 pm to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 heroes who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks.  Some features on this special evening will include the following:

• 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony:  Mayor Lois Frankel along with the WPB Police and Fire Departments will participate in this special ceremony for Patriot Day along with the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Pipes & Drums and a combined WPB Police and Fire Department Honor Guard.  The Fire & Police Chiefs will lay wreaths to remember the fallen officers and firefighters, and guests will be asked to observe a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11.  In a moving finale, the WPB Fire Department will raise a large American flag from a ladder truck while vocalist Lou Galterio sings the national anthem.

• Free entertainment featuring GINA SICILIA:  Philadelphia’s own Gina Sicilia is more than just a throwback to the great blues & soul vocalists of the 50’s & 60’s, as she uniquely separates herself with raw emotion and tons of power in her vocals.  At just 22, this soulful, passionate blues vocalist and songwriter has just completed her debut album, entitled Allow Me To Confess, with rave reviews and is being compared to Etta James and Johnny Lang.  For more information, visit

• Funds to benefit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach:  A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a nonprofit organization that continually encourages and inspires our armed forces serving overseas by sending monthly care packages and letters of encouragement for as long as they are deployed.  For more information, visit


Clematis by Night is a FREE weekly event that features great music, mouth-watering foods, sidewalk shopping, and fun in the fountain every Thursday night from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. in Centennial Square, downtown West Palm Beach.  Clematis by Night is produced by the City of West Palm Beach and brought to you by Clear Channel Radio, Wachovia, The Palm Beach Post, La Palma, Schumacher Automotive, WPTV NewsChannel 5, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Heineken, Samuel Adams, the West Palm Beach Marriott, and many others.  For more information, please call the City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division at 561-822-1515 or visit the website at