Here’s a great way to pay tribute this Saturday. The 2010 Tampa Boat Show is holding a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony with the Tampa Fire Rescue Team. The event will be in conjunction with the “Follow the Flag” program, which was created to honor those first responders and veterans who’ve served the nation in the aftermath of 9/11. Several flags will be raised around the world at a series of events to inspire patriotism. Tampa was one of the cities chosen by the Post 9/11 Foundation to receive and raise a flag that at one time flew over Ground Zero during recovery efforts.
Led by Tampa Fire Chief Tom Forward, the ceremony will begin this Saturday, September 11, at noon outside the Tampa Convention Center. After the ceremony, guests can enjoy the 45th annual boat show. Free boat rides, educational courses for all ages and many other activities will be offered. Tampa Lighting goalie Mike Smith will be there signing autographs as well.
On display during the event at the Discover Boating Dock will by The Patriot, a 69-foot, 52-ton vessel that can shoot water 100 feet into the air. Guests can see and tour the fire rescue boat. There will also be daily water demonstrations.
The 45th annual Tampa Bay Boat Show will be held Friday through Sunday, September 10-12, starting at 10:00 a.m. each day at the Tampa Convention Center. Admission is $9.00 for adults, and free for children under 15, as well as all police officers, fire fighters and military officials.
For more information, visit www.tampaboatshow.com