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By Jack Simon
Observer Staff Writer 

Santa Monica Police, Fire Departments To Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11

The public is invited to attend the solemn event or watch the live stream on Facebook

 

September 10, 2021

Mary Leipziger

Planting flags at Woodlawn cemetery, 9/11/20

The Santa Monica police and fire departments will conduct a brief and solemn ceremony this Saturday, September 11, in remembrance of those who perished 20 years ago during the terrorists' attacks at the Word Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field.

The 30-minute ceremony will start at 8 a.m. at Fire Station 1, located at 1337 7th Street. In attendance will be Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich, local police officials, interim Fire Chief Wolfgang Knabe and the chaplain of fire department who will provide a prayer and ask for one minute of silence for 9/11 victims. 

The public is invited to attend the solemn event or watch the live stream on the following Facebook accounts: (www.facebook.com/santamonicafd, http://www.facebook/santamonicapd) and (www.facebook.com/cityofsantamonica). 

The ceremony will follow the County's COVID-19 protocols, said city officials. Unvaccinated persons are strongly recommended to wear a mask during the event. All persons are required to wear a mask when indoors. 

This Saturday marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks that claimed 2,977 lives in New York, Arlington, VA, and Shanksville, PA. Of those killed, 343 were New York firefighters and 71 were law enforcement officers. That number has grown significantly from Ground Zero exposures and related diseases contracted from the months of working "The Pile".

 

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