South Florida holds ceremonies, events to remember Sept. 11

NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - The South Florida community came together, Friday, in remembrance of the fallen heroes and thousands of people who lost their lives in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sunday, it will be 15 years ago that the United States of America came under attack in the worst case of domestic terrorism in history.

Many gathered at the North Miami Police Department to remember Sept. 11. Featured speakers in South Florida included a survivor and life-saver.

“We knew it was an attack, but we didn’t realize how terrible it was,” said Sept. 11 survivor Tamyka Campbell.

Campbell was on the 59th floor of Tower One during the attack and pregnant while the events unfolded. Her daughter is now 14 years old. She named her Destiny.

Campbell honored the men and women in uniform, Friday, who saved her life. “The bravery in their eyes was so remarkable,” said Campbell. “That’s when I realized it was really serious.”

South Miami Senior High School hosted an event to honor the fallen heroes on that day. The presentation included dancing, a video tribute and a salute to first responders.

Miami-Dade College held a ceremony with featured speaker Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Alan Perry. He was among the men and women who rushed to Ground Zero during the attack.

“It’s not what you did on 9/11,” said Perry. “It’s what you do every day after to honor the memory of everyone that perished that day.”

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