LOS ANGELES, CA – Today marks the 18th anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack to hit America. Therefore, residents across Southern California are remembering 9/11 through tributes and volunteer work.
For instance, first responders will come together at Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles. The memorial training center, which is in Elysian Park hosts a 23-ton section of metal recovered from the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City.
In addition, Long Beach will conduct a commemoration ceremony at Fire Station 1 on Magnolia Avenue.
Furthermore, in South Pasadena, Riverside, and Culver City, morning ceremonies at their fire stations will commence.
Moreover, at the 9/11 Memorial Garden in Beverly Hills, there will be a wreath-laying, along with bellringing and a playing of “Taps.”
Not to mention, Orange County firefighter Scott Townley will give a group of students from Orangethorpe Elementary School a tour of his home, which includes a memorial of flags and photos of victims, along with a replica of the Twin Towers.
Additionally, Norman Mineta, who was the U.S. Transportation Secretary on 9/11 will be discussing his response during the attacks at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.
Many SoCal residents are remembering 9/11 by being of service to their communities. For instance, over 1,100 volunteers will pack 300,000 meals for people in need at Elysian Park. Also, people in Riverside are being encouraged to donate blood. Moreover, cleanup crews will also dedicate their time to picking up trash around the city.
Lastly, a “Sunset 9/11 Service” will be held at 7 p.m. in the city of Murrieta near Town Square Park. The ceremony will include a color guard presentation.