MIAMI (WSVN) - It's been 18 years since nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the September 11 attacks, and South Florida is coming out to pay their respects at various events being held on the anniversary.

City of Miami officials will gather at 8 a.m. in front of the Miami City Hall building to remember and honor the victims. City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue are expected to attend the ceremony.

Over in Miami Beach, members of the fire department are holding a ceremony to pay their respects in front of their fire stations at 8:46 a.m. to mark the exact time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Children from the Hebrew Academy of Greater Miami are bringing cards and gifts for the firefighters, according to a press release.

Students of South Miami Senior High"s Junior ROTC program are holding a ceremony in the school's gym at 8 a.m.

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