Notre Dame Council # 10514 of the Knights of Columbus, held their 15th September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at the Flagler Pier. Program Chairman, Kevin Ryan, stated that the ceremony was made possible because of the tremendous co-operation and support from the City of Flagler Beach and Flagler County Sheriff's Dept.
The Assembly 2810 Fourth Degree Color Corp members lead a procession on the Flagler Pier carrying the American Flag as well as the Knights of Columbus Ceremonial Flag. They were followed by KofC council members, local dignitaries, police officers, firefighters, other first responders, and the Matansas High School JROTC Color Guard under the direction of First Sergeant Troy Caraballo.
In attendance and representing the City of Flagler Beach were: Mayor Linda Provencher, Commissioner Rick Belhumeur, Commissioner Marshall Shupe, Capt Lance Blanchette, Fire Chief Pierce, Past Commissioner Capt John Feind. Also attending were Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly and Under Sheriff Jack Bisland. Rudy Andre, Michael Pugliese and other members of the community represented our heroes by offering flowers in the memory of those that lost their lives on this date in 2001.
Participants processed from Flagler Pier, escorted by the Flagler Beach Police Dept., to Santa Maria del Mar Church. A special Memorial Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jim May. A reception for all attendees was held at the Parish Hall following the Mass.