Solemn ceremonies, community gatherings and film screenings were conducted Thursday to commemorate the 13th anniversary and remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck particpated in an annual remembrance ceremony at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park, where a piece of metal from the World Trade Center is on display.
Terrazas is also expected to take part in a remembrance ceremony Thursday night at LAFD Station 88, the Sherman Oaks home of the search-and-rescue team that deployed to New York following the attacks.
The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles will host the West Coast premiere screening of "Liberty, Courage and Hope: The Portrait of an American Hero," followed by a question-and-answer session with director Kevin Dornan. The film, narrated by Alec Baldwin, was originally intended to be a multimedia tribute to American firefighters. It's focus changed when the film's main subject, New York firefighter Mike Weinberg, died at the World Trade Center -- years after the film's final photo was shot, featuring Weinberg on a fire boat with the WTC towers in the background.
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Anaheim: Firefighters and police officers held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Anaheim Convention Center at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck one of the towers.
Beverly Hills: The city's annual remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial Garden at 445 N. Rexford Drive included the laying of a wreath and ringing of bells.
Hollywood: L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge was among those who joined first responders in a 9/11 Remembrance Breakfast sponsored by the American Legion's Hollywood Post 43.
Irvine: Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens spoke at noon at Irvine Valley College's 9/11 commemoration ceremony, which was to include a helicopter landing.
Riverside: The Riverside Fire Department will commemorate the nation's losses on Sept. 11, 2001, with a display of a structural support found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Beginning at 9 a.m., the department's downtown Fire Museum will be open to visitors who wish to see the 800-pound section of steel.
Riverside: A 9/11 tribute concert featuring a 45-piece orchestra playing patriotic music in the County Administrative Center is scheduled for Thursday in downtown Riverside. The Board of Supervisors is hosting the free concert.
Santa Clarita: Trinity Classical Academy, 28310 Kelly Johnson Parkway in Santa Clarita, will mark the anniversary with its second annual 9/11: Never Forget Project ceremony, featuring presentations by the academy's Young Americans for Freedom Chapter and the singing of God Bless America.
Torrance: The anniversary will be marked with a performance of "110 Stories," a play featuring 14 actors who tell 110 stories recounting the actions of heroes during the attacks.
Yorba Linda: The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum's annual ceremony will include a speech by Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David Berger, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.