Los Angeles 9/11 events 2010
Los Angeles – Events will be held throughout Southern California Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The events will begin with a “9-11 Sunrise Vigil” at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles, with a theme of emphasizing religious freedom.
Across town, Pepperdine University will host a brief prayer service at the Heroes Garden, a 14,880-square-foot outdoor garden honoring victims of the attacks. The university will display one flag for each of the nearly 3,000 people who died.
In Santa Monica, 20-minute 9/11 remembrance ceremonies will be held at fire stations on Seventh Street, Hollister Avenue, 19th Street and Ashland Avenue.
The Long Beach fire and police departments will hold a 9/11 ceremony to remember those who lost their lives.
The Beverly Hills City Council will host a Day of Remembrance at the Beverly Hills Fire Department headquarters, featuring remarks from Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Santa Monica, and Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-West Hollywood. The council will also break ground on a memorial that will include a piece of steel from the World Trade Center towers.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and hundreds of volunteers will participate in two service projects in South Los Angeles: a community clean up, mural painting and plaque dedication at the Stanford-Avalon Farm and the completion of the garden at Gompers Middle School.
Also Saturday, WeAreChangeLA will distribute DVDs at three “Truth” stations around the Santa Monica Pier area as part of its “9/11 Truth 2010” event which I will be pointing out on my private LA tours.
In the evening, LAFD fire station 88 on Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks will host its annual Sept. 11 candlelight vigil and remembrance ceremony for fallen firefighters. The fire station — the home of Task Force I, an elite squad of Urban Search and Rescue teams that deployed to Ground Zero — has an exterior 9/11 memorial, which includes a plaque and a steel girder from the World Trade Center.
The 9/11 Memorial Fountain at the Sherman Oaks fire station is the only certified 9/11 memorial in the state that has artifacts from both the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The fountain boasts a 750-pound steel girder from the Trade Center and a block of limestone from the Pentagon, both of which are embedded in a tiled fountain in front of the facade of the fire station.