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Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Police, Fire and United States Military Join together for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

WHAT:
Remembrance Ceremony

WHEN:
Sunday, September 11, 2011
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

WHERE:
Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO:
City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
City of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
City of Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian L. Cummings
United States Congresswoman Janice Hahn
United States Attorney André Birotte Jr.
United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port Roger LaFerriere
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby
Los Angeles County Assistant Sheriff Marvin O. Cavanaugh
Former California Governor Gray Davis

WHY:
To pay tribute to those who perished on September 11, 2001. During the program, an honorary Honor Guard Cadre will commemorate that inauspicious day with a ceremonial 21-rifle volley, a “missing man” formation helicopter fly-over, the symbolic sounds of bagpipers playing Amazing Grace and buglers playing Taps.

VISUALS:
There are two memorial monuments. The first memorial is a 23-ton, 22-foot-tall steel column that was originally part of the lobby of the World Trade center in New York. It is believed that this column is the largest remnant of the World Trade Center on the West Coast. The second memorial is located in the lobby of the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center and is titled “Towering Memories.”  The “Towering Memories” memorial consists of two shapes similar to the silhouette of the Twin Towers that comprised the World Trade Center. Included on the memorial are listed names of those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania plane crash site.

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