The Santa Monica Fire Department will conduct a brief and solemn remembrance ceremony Wednesday morning to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The ceremony will be consistent with the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommended protocols. All four community Fire Stations in Santa Monica will participate.
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 ceremony will begin promptly at 6:45 am and should last no longer than 20 minutes.
Station 1: 1444 7th Street
Station 2: 222 Hollister Avenue
Station 3/4: 1302 19th Street
Station 5: 2450 Ashland Avenue
An artifact from the Ground Zero site now resides on the second floor of our Public Safety building (333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica CA 90401) right outside of Santa Monica Fire Department’s administration office on the second floor and is open for viewing by the public during normal business hours.
The 9/11 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 eight private EMT/Paramedics totaling 411 emergency personnel.