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 eight private EMT/Paramedics totaling 411 emergency personnel.
Also included in the civilian deaths were five people with connections to Santa Monica.
To honor those who died, the Santa Monica Fire Department annually conducts a brief and solemn remembrance ceremony consistent with the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommended protocols. All four community Fire Stations will participate.
Flags will be lowered to half staff and one minute’s silence will be observed.
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
a.m. 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 the Public Safety building (333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica CA 90401) right outside of Santa Monica Fire Department’s administration office on the second floor.
Will you attend a ceremony? Do you have any plans to commemorate 9/11? Tell us in the comments.