PARKLAND, FL- It was eighteen years ago today that one of America's great tragedies occured. On September 11, 2001, 2,977 people lost their lives in the largest terror attack on our own soil in United States history.

Today, we unite to remember, recognize, and commemerate the lives lost and impacted by the tragedy. Though Parkland, Florida is over 1,000 miles away from New York City, the tragic loss is always in our hearts. Many Parklanders have family and friends that were at or near the terrorist attack sites in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Today we stand with the all those impacted on 9/11 in solidarity, peace, and unity.