The Santa Monica Fire Department will conduct solemn remembrance ceremonies at all four of its fire stations at 6:45 a.m. this Sunday — the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The ceremonies will be consistent with the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommended protocols.
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. and in Shanksville, Pa. resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people.
Those killed included 343 Firefighters, 60 Police Officers and 8 private EMT/Paramedics totaling 411 emergency personnel.
Also included in the civilian deaths were five people with connections to Santa Monica.
An artifact from the Ground Zero site now resides on the second floor of our Public Safety building (333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica) right outside of Santa Monica Fire Department’s administration office.
The public, city employees, and in particular neighbors of the fire stations, who are interested in participating are invited to gather at any one of the fire stations listed below.
The observance ceremonies will begin promptly at 6:45 a.m. and should last no longer than 20 minutes.
Station 1: 1444 Seventh Street
Station 2: 222 Hollister Avenue
Station 3/4: 1302 Nineteenth Street
Station 5: 2450 Ashland Avenue
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