9/11 Ten-Year-Anniversary Memorial Display Unveiled At Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs

Special Display Features A World Trade Center Steel Fragment

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September 08, 2011

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A memorial display was unveiled today at Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs honoring the fallen multi-agency first responders on 9-11 and those currently protecting and serving their communities throughout our homeland.

Located in the hotel lobby, the memorial was dedicated on this tenth year anniversary in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the passengers aboard American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77 and United Flight 93 on that horrific day in our nation’s history.

Special invitees and dignitaries in attendance included the Central Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association represented by President Jim White, the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association represented by President John Williamson, Seminole County Fire Rescue Department represented by Chief Leeanna Mims, Altamonte Springs Police Department represented by Chief Bob Merchant, and the President of the local FDNY 343 Organization and the Past President of the Central Florida FDNY Retirees Association, along with members of the Central Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association and other attending first responders.

“The memorial display idea was conceived by the hotel’s ‘Blue Energy Committee’ led by Andrew Jones, the hotel’s convention service manager,” said Frank Cirrincione, general manager of the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs. “Our community outreach team decided to create a memorial, and Andrew acquired [on loan] a piece of steel from ‘Ground Zero’ for the memorial from the ‘We Shall Never Forget 9-11 Foundation, Inc.’ located in the Central Florida area.”

The memorial display will be proudly and permanently on display at the hotel, and the public is invited to view it 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

The Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs is located at 350 S. Northlake Blvd. For more information on the hotel visit www.altamontehilton.com.

Frank Cirrincione, General Manager
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs

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