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SoCal Events in Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001 Attack Victims

Southern California events include a ceremony at the LAFD's training center in Elysian Park



    SoCal Events in Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001 Attack Victims
    People photograph flags flying at Pepperdine University in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks against the United States, Monday Sept. 10, 2012 in Malibu.

    A ceremony in the shadow of a steel column that was part of one the World Trade Center buildings is among the events scheduled for Tuesday to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    Full Coverage: Sept. 11 Ceremonies Across the Nation

    Tuesday marks 11 years since the attacks killed more than 3,000 people in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Penn.

    At 10 a.m., a ceremony is scheduled at the LAFD's Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park. The ceremony will take place near a 23-ton, 22-foot-tall column that was part of the lobby in one of the World Trade Center buildings.

    The training center also is home to a sculpture -- "Towering Memories." The work includes  the names of nearly 3,000 people killed in Manhattan, at the Pentagon  and in a Pennsylvania field, where another plane hijacked by terrorists crashed on Sept. 11, 2001.

    At 6:30 p.m., a ceremony will be conducted at LAFD Station 88 in Sherman Oaks. Brad Burlingame -- his brother Charles was a pilot on a hijacked plane -- is expected to attend.

    Station 88 houses California Task Force 1. Members of the task force were the first urban search and rescue team members called to the site where the World Trade Center towers collapsed. A 750-pound piece of the World Trade  Center and a 100-pound piece of limestone from the Pentagon are at the station.

    Santa Monica also will conduct ceremonies at each of its fire  stations, beginning at 6:45 a.m. 

    More Southern California Events

    Pepperdine University, Malibu: Nearly 3,000 flags -- one for each  of the 9/11 victims -- will be displayed at the Alumni Park lawn in what has  become an annual tradition. They will remain on display until Sept. 19. Pepperdine alum Tom Burnett was among the passengers on United Flight 93.

    Islamic Center of Southern California: The Muslim Public Affairs Council will recognize the anniversary with an  8 a.m. interfaith prayer service.

    Volunteers of America Los Angeles: At 1 p.m., the Pat Tillman Foundation and The Mission Continues will  hold a service project. About 250 volunteers will landscape, clean and  paint the North Hollywood facility.

    Monterey Park City Hall: A remembrance ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m.

    Richard Nixon  Library and Museum: The Nixon Library will mark Sept. 11 with an 11 a.m. ceremony featuring as keynote  speaker U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Melvin Spiese of Camp Pendleton.

    Irvine Valley College: A ceremony is scheduled for noon. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and Orange County Fire Authority  Chief Keith Richter will be among the speakers.

    Orange County Fire Authority: Firefighters will conduct their annual  services in front of the flag pole at each fire station. The services will begin at 8:46 a.m. and  conclude at 9:10 a.m. to mark the times terrorists used planes as bombs to  knock down the World Trade Center Towers in New York.

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