Remembering 9/11 — 10 Year Anniversary Observances

By EGP News Report

Ten years ago, the tragic events of 9/11 left an indelible mark on the nation.

Monterey Park City Clerk Dave Barron said the shocking events of 9/11 could have touched off World War III.

He likened 9/11 to the Pearl Harbor bombing, only this time there were more casualties, which “showed how much restraint this country’s leaders had in not reacting immediately against someone,” he said.

Commerce Councilman Robert Fierro said, “Going to work that day and explaining to my fifth grade students what had just happened was extremely difficult and sad.”

On Tuesday, the City of Commerce had a moment of silence in honor of those who lost their lives in 9/11.

Later this week, several local communities and cities will hold memorials. Monterey Park’s will take place on Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 a.m. in front of City Hall (320 W. Newmark Ave.)

Friday, September 9
City of Los Angeles Remembers 9/11 Heroes
Since 2001, people throughout our nation have gathered each year to honor those who lost their lives on that fateful day. In honor of this anniversary, the City of Los Angeles will host a special ceremony at Noon on Friday, Sept. 9 to once again honor those heroes. Location: South Lawn of City Hall 200 N. Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary Holds Three-Day Remembrance

Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with a three-day Wall of Remembrance, Name Reading and Service. The program, which includes a special tribute to local first responders, will also feature members of the community reading the names of those who perished in the 9/11 attacks.

A wall of remembrance dedicated to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001— a 24-foot-long, four-foot-high wall listing the names of those who perished 10 years ago — will be on display. Names will be read throughout the weekend ending on 9/11.

The name reading portion of the program will be held Sept. 9 & 10 at 7pm. The 9/11: 10-Year Ceremony Of Remembrance & Appreciation will be held Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. All of the events are free and open to the public, and will he held in the SkyRose Chapel at Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary: 3888 Workman Mill Rd. Whittier, Calif. 9060. For more information, call (562) 692-1212 or visit

Saturday, September 10
Occidental College Students to Volunteer and Hold Candlelight Vigil in Eagle Rock
Students will spend Saturday, Sept. 10 painting, cleaning, and planting on the campuses of its two long-time community partners in collaboration, Franklin and Eagle Rock High Schools, as part of the L.A. Remembers citywide coalition: starting at 10am. Participants will return to Occidental for a 5 p.m. candlelight vigil in the Herrick Chapel and Interfaith Center to commemorate the almost 3,000 victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Occidental College is located at 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles CA 90041. For more information, email Ella Turenne at, or go

“In mourning and remembering the events etched on all of our minds, we wanted to take an uplifting and positive approach, one that helps build community and has a tangible result,” said Ella Turenne, Occidental’s assistant dean for community engagement.

‘One Light,’ a 10th Anniversary Reflection on the 9/11 Terrorists Attacks
An interfaith commemoration will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:15 p.m. on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall (200 N. Spring Street). The even is organized by the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders and will bring together members of hundreds of congregations representing L.A.’s diverse communities who will light lanterns from a central flame to take back to their houses of worship. The event will include a 100-member interfaith choir, Japanese taiko drums, prayer and reflection.

“Together we will welcome all faith groups, and persons of no faith, by extending the hospitality of the Abrahamic tradition shared as Jews, Muslims and Christians serving on the Religious Leaders Council,” said Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. For more information visit or email

Sunday, September 11
Praise Chapel to Remember 9/11 Anniversary With Memorial Service
Praise Chapel in Montebello will host its 10th annual memorial service, “Never Forget,” on Sept. 11 at 5pm at City Park to remember those who lost their lives in the 2001 tragedy.
“Since 2002, we have been committed to organizing and involving the community in a memorial service to commemorate the tragedy,” said Pastor Mario Moreno. “This year’s event will be bigger than ever.”

The ceremony will be held by the veteran’s monument at City Park, corner of Whittier Boulevard and Taylor Avenue in Montebello.  A commemorative walk from 920 W. Whittier Boulevard to the park begins at 4:30 pm.

“We want them to know how much we appreciate them.”

The event is in collaboration with the City of Montebello and Montebello Housing Development Corporation.  Call (323) 721-0085 for additional information.

Heritage Square Museum 9/11 Remembrance
(CNS) – To mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Heritage Square Museum will ask visitors to donate $25 toward an educational program that provides hands-on training for veterans in the techniques of historic preservation and restoration.

Visitors who donate $25 to the Preservation Through Practice program on Sept. 11 will be given an American flag that can be placed around the museum’s boxcar in honor of veterans and the victims of the terrorist attacks.

The museum, 3800 Homer St., will also partner with the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles and New Directions for a day of service, cleaning the museum’s parking lot before it opens for the day.

The cleanup work will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11.

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