Ceremonies marking the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held Monday throughout Los Angeles County, including at the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center.
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore will ring “10-Bells” during the ceremony near Dodger Stadium, which will also feature bagpipers and a helicopter flyover by the LAFD Air Operations Section.
The ceremony will “commemorate those who lost their lives, the families who lost their loved ones and those who made sacrifices to rebuild communities and shape a path forward,” Bass told City News Service.
In conjunction with the anniversary, volunteers from the LA Works volunteer action center will paint interior rooms, assemble and refurbish tables and planters, and weed and plant in the training center, and create 1,000 disaster preparedness kits.
September 11 is a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteer opportunities can be found at americorps.gov/911-day.
Long Beach will hold a “Last Alarm” tribute at Fire Station 1 beginning at 9:11 a.m., followed by a ceremonial wreath laying ceremony, a moment of silence, words of reflection by Mayor Rex Richardson and an “Amazing Grace” bagpiper.
The ceremony will be streamed live on Long Beach’s pages on Facebook, YouTube and X, formerly known as Twitter, the Facebook and
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., “brief and solemn” ceremonies will be held at all five Santa Monica fire stations
An artifact from the Ground Zero site is located in Fire Station 1 at 1337 Seventh St., just outside the common area, and is open to the public during normal business hours.
An informal ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hills Fire Department at 6:45 a.m., with a memorial ceremony at 5:30 p.m. that will be streamed at BeverlyHills.org/Live.
A memorial ceremony will take place at Hawthorne Town Hall at 7:30 am
The Alhambra Fire Department and Police Department will host a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. at Fire Station 71, featuring a hanging of colors by the Alhambra Police Department Honor Guard, an invocation, the ringing of the bell and bagpipe music.
A September 11 memorial ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the Antelope Valley Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale.
The terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 people, many of whom were aboard three flights bound for Los Angeles International Airport.
In his proclamation declaring Monday Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, President Joe Biden said: “Today we remember all the heroes forged in the hours, days and years that followed that terrible morning of September 11, 2001 – – ordinary Americans who, in the midst of the terror, the smoke and the flames, showed extraordinary courage and selflessness.
“Together, their courage helped prove to our nation and the world that what these terrorists most hoped to injure could never be broken: the character of our nation.”
“…In honor of all the lives we lost 22 years ago – and in honor of all the heroes who have given their whole souls to the cause of this nation every moment since – today may not only be celebrated with solemn remembrance but also with renewal and determination,” Biden added.
Together, may we continue to demonstrate that the rights and freedoms these terrorists sought to destroy on September 11, 2001, remain enduring – strengthened by generations of Americans who have dared and risked everything to defend, protect and preserve our democracy. . “