ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Bob Barton was born and raised in Brooklyn and now lives in St. John's County.
Every year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Barton makes sure he comes out to the main St. Augustine fire station, where a ceremony for those who lost their lives is held.
"I'm here because I want to respect the people who fought and passed away," said Barton.
A moment of silence was held for the families who lost loved ones, and the first responders who died trying to save lives.
"So many firefighters lost their lives on that tragic day and firefighters are all brothers and they're all family...So what hurts you hurts me," said St. Augustine Fire Chief Mike Arnold.
Arnold says this year he's seen one of the larger turnouts and he hopes even more people will come out again next year.
"As long as I live here I'll be here," said Barton
Uniformed personnel from the St. John's County Fire Rescue, St. Augustine Police Department, St. John's County Sheriffs Department and National Guard, were also there paying their respects.