9/11 memorial event
september 11, 2020
UNITED WE STAND
A very special thanks to our speakers, special guests and generous sponsors. As we were not be able to gather together at the St. Petersburg Coliseum, we united together, virtually, to commemorate our First Responders, Military, Fallen and Front Line Heroes on this 19th year.
Guests of honor
Channel 10 INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER
St. Petersburg mayor
U.S. Marine corps (ret.)
Harper Shellgren & Garner Carrol
Pinellas County commissioner
St. Petersburg Police Department
Tf 51/5 medical director U.S. Navy
Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.
U.S. Central command
--> Tony Salvarezza
LOOK UP - St. Pete 9/11 Tribute
Look Up is the inaugural St Petersburg light tribute to all those lost and affected by 9/11 as a remembrance.
At approx 9:11pm two large Skytracker lights were shown into the sky from opposite ends of the parking lot at the Coliseum as a remembrance of that tragic day.
The lights remained in the sky until midnight. Social media tags #lookup and #neverforget were used as a sign of solidarity if you happened to see the lights.
PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT
100% of the proceeds (minus expense) from this 9/11 campaign will go to the 2020 Stress Relief Fund but directed to the Breaking Barriers program that RHS developed back in November 2019.
Originally, it was to help raise funds to provide financial aid for first responder’s mental health. Since learning that the government is now providing more financial assistance, our first responder leadership is finding needs and could use support in other areas that benefit our first responders and their families’ mental health and wellness.