In L.A. County, remembering 9/11 victims
September 11, 2009 | 7:55 am
Memorials to honor the victims of 9/11 are scheduled today in Los Angeles County, although officials said some ceremonies have been postponed due to firefighters battling the Station fire.
- A small ceremony began at 7 a.m. at the Los Angeles Fire Department Fallen Firefighter Memorial at 1327 N. Cole Ave. Hosted by the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society, it will last until about 8:30 a.m., said LAFD Battalion Chief Ronnie Villanueva.
- Monterey Park will host its annual Patriot Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. in front of City Hall at 320 W. Newmark Ave. It will include speeches, patriotic music and a bell-ringing ceremony.
- The brother of the pilot of United Flight 93 is scheduled to speak at a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center at 1700 Stadium Way. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilman Ed Reyes and new LAFD Chief Millage Peaks are also scheduled to say a few words.
- Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatch will read a short statement followed by the ringing of an alarm that will go out to all of its stations at 10 a.m., said dispatch supervisor Art Marrujo.
- Pepperdine University in Malibu will again display nearly 3,000 American flags – one for each of the victims – on the lawn of Alumni Park. The flags are scheduled to stay up for a week, said Lt. Paul Magdaleno of campus security.
-- Corina Knoll