Flags were at half-staff and half-mast, on Thursday’s 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody attended the ceremony at the Naval Aviation Museum aboard NAS Pensacola.
A traditional Navy two-bell ceremony honored the more than 3,000 who died on that day in the three airliners, at the Pentagon, and serving as first-responders. In the opening invocation, Navy Chaplain Todd Orren asked that those close to the victims be remembered.
A ceremony to cast the Freedom Bell, which will hang on The Veterans Tribute Tower of Northwest Florida, was held today at Uptown Station in Ft. Walton Beach. WUWF’s Danielle Freeman reports, this event was the first of many scheduled through Thursday, September 11th.
Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Working” bus tour came to Pensacola this morning. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports the visit was part of Scott’s two week, 28-city schedule.
Running about 20 minutes late to the rally at New World Landing downtown, Gov. Scott continued the tour’s dual themes. First up, tax cuts. The Governor says because of what he calls Florida’s robust economic recovery, he can offer a one billion dollar reduction over the next two years.
Pensacola is the new home for a portion of V-T Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. -- formerly known as ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports on how the project originally code-named “Project Stallion” came to fruition.