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Sept. 11 flag tour stops in Fort Myers

Sept. 11 flag tour
stops in Fort Myers



Written by Dennis Culver
dculver@news-press.com



12:06 PM, Feb. 21, 2011|



A small but patriotic group of supporters
was at Centennial Park in downtown Fort
Myers Monday afternoon for a memorial
ceremony honoring the Sept. 11 first
responders.

The ceremony, which included speeches by
Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann, Lee
County Sheriff Mike Scott and Congressman
Connie Mack, was highlighted by a 30-by-
58-foot American flag, which is in the
midst of a 50-state tour in memory of the
10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001
attacks.

“This is an opportunity to say thank you to
our first responders,” Mack said. “Any time
you can pay respect to the flag that stands
for freedom, it’s an honor to be invited,
and I was pleased I could be here.”

Iona-McGregor Fire Protection and Rescue
Chief William Elliot said the ceremony was a
good way to bring the community together
to remember the Sept. 11 attacks.

“This is a rallying point for our community,”
he said.

Elliott said it’s normal for people’s


memories of the attacks to fade over the
years, but he said it’s important to
remember the sacrifices first responders
made in trying to help others during the
attacks.

Fort Myers resident Grace Natalicio
watched the ceremony and said she was
impressed by the size of the flag.

“That flag is so gorgeous,” she said.

Natalicio said honoring first responders is
important to her, because she had family in
New Jersey that were firefighters.

Cape Coral resident Matthew Haetele said
he went to the ceremony because his friend
is a firefighter in San Carlos Park.

“They definitely appreciate us coming out,”
he said.

Haetele said ceremonies like Monday’s
serve as a good reminder.

“This helps us remember we are not
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