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9/11 Memorial

The Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) dedicated and unveiled a permanent 9/11 Memorial at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on September 11, 2016. Since then, BCAD has annually hosted a public ceremony in remembrance of the thousands of lives lost in the series of coordinated terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001. 

In 2020, however, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, BCAD marked Patriot Day differently by broadcasting a specially-produced video tribute titled "No Matter What, FLL Will Never Forget" at the 9/11 Memorial inside Terminal 1, Lower Level (Baggage Claim). The video tribute was also shared via social media and can be viewed on FLL's YouTube channel. 

The airport's permanent 9/11 Memorial 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.