WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Central Florida First Responders Remember 9/11

Tribute in Light memorial, New York City. 2006. Photo: Denise Gould, US Air Force.

Wednesday marks 18 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Across Central Florida, first responders are gathering to remember the 2,997 who died in New York, Shanksville, PA, and Washington DC.

They are also honoring the first responders who took action on that day.

Orlando Fire Division Chief Mike Stallings, a 23-year-veteran of the fire service, said that the events of that day are personal to him.

“A group of us from Orlando went up there a few days after it happened. We were there on top of the pile at the Trade Center with our brothers from the New York Fire Department. It really struck us personally because we knew many of the firefighters that were killed,” Stallings said.

He said it is important to remember that many first responders who served on that day are still suffering physically and mentally 18 years later.

Orlando firefighters will honor first responders with a candlelight ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Fire Station. 

From receiving food and gifts, to simply hearing a ‘thank you’, Orange County Fire Division Chief of Operations Mike Vida said September 11th is a day where the community shares their appreciation for first responders. 

“We pride ourselves on being there for the community when they need us most, so it is so touching to see them come and support us as well. It is an absolute honor.”

Flags will fly at half staff and Orange County first responders will remember the victims of 9/11 at a private event.


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Radio Intern

rintern

TOP