Events were held throughout Los Angeles County on Wednesday, including aboard the U.S.S. Iowa and at Dodger Stadium, and at Monterey Park City Hall to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The city of Los Angeles’ memorial service was held at the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park.
“At the same time we remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day in 2001, we should also take a moment to think of the first responders and service members who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was scheduled to be at the event.
The Los Angeles Dodgers paid tribute to first responders before last night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. The National 9/11 Flag from the New York Says Thank You Foundation was unfurled in center field by first responders, including two members of the New York Fire Department.
There event was to include a joint helicopter flyover by the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department.
An observance in honor of first responders killed in the immediate aftermath of attack also took place aboard the U.S.S. Iowa, the decommissioned battleship that now serves as a floating museum docked in San Pedro. All first responders attending the ceremony were welcome to tour the battleship for free following the ceremony.
Monterey Park’s annual observance was held at City Hall. It included presentations by the city’s fire and police departments and speeches by elected officials.
A remembrance ceremony conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Forest Service was held at the Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles marked the anniversary with an interfaith build day in Long Beach, with volunteers from churches in Rancho Palos Verdes, Long Beach and Hawthorne.