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FLL "Will Never Forget" Commemoration
- Honoring the Victims of September 11, 2001 -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Broward County Aviation Department hosted the FLL “Will Never Forget” Commemoration. The ceremony began at 8:30 AM in Terminal 1 Lower Level at Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

Speakers included Beam Furr, Broward County Mayor, Mark E. Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation, Dylan DeFrancisci, Port Director, Port Everglades/FLL, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Broward Sheriff's Office Captain Aimee Russo.

Special performers included the Police Pipe and Drum Corps of Florida (Bagpipe Troupe), the Broward Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and the Transportation Security Administration Honor Guard and Choir. Transportation Security Officer Janielle Gordon performed the National Anthem.

The permanent 9/11 Memorial in Terminal 1 includes these artifacts:

•    A fragment of the World Trade Center's South Tower
•    A helmet of a New York Fire Department firefighter who took part in the World Trade Center recovery effort
•    An American flag donated by Retired Lieutenant Colonel Michael F. Janzen, USAF. Following the attacks, he tucked the flag inside the cockpit of his F-15C before each mission to remind himself of his sacred duty to protect the borders of the U.S.

About Broward's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
The Aviation Department is a self-supporting department of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations and capital improvements. FLL is located in Greater Fort Lauderdale in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast. The Airport is ranked 19th in the United States in total passenger traffic and 14th in domestic origin and destination passengers. With more than 700 flights a day, the Airport offers nonstop service to more than 75 U.S. cities and global connectivity to more than 60 international destinations in 33 countries. The Aviation Department also operates the North Perry Airport, a general aviation airport for private and charter aircraft operators. Call 954-359-6100 for more information. For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit

DATE: September 11, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
PHONE: 954-359-6116