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September 11 Memorial in Madeira Beach
Thomas Iacobucci / WUSF Public Media

Across the United States, people and communities are commemorating the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks with tributes, services, and other events. 

Listed below are a few of the memorials that are taking place across the Tampa Bay area. 

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A Florida man could get 20 years in prison. Joshua Ryne Goldberg is accused of masterminding a plan to plant a pressure cooker bomb loaded with nails and rat poison near a 9/11 remembrance day ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend. His story has been picked up by news outlets across the world

Goldberg is 20 years old and lives with his parents in Orange Park, near Jacksonville.

A Piece of New York in Ybor City to Remember 9/11

Sep 11, 2014
Yoselis Ramos / WUSF News

A steel beam from the second World Trade Center Tower is the centerpiece of the "Fearless Champions" sculpture which now stands by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Ybor City. It was designed by artist Becky Ault to honor the first responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 13 years ago.

"The sacrifice and patriotism September 11th inspired in our country can never be allowed to fade, no matter distance nor passing of time," emcee Don Germaise said.

 

The keynote speaker was retired Navy Captain Jeff Cathey, and he said it is appropriate to have the sculpture right by the sheriff's office.