Long Beach Mayor Honors 9/11 Victims at Memorial

At 9:11 a.m., a moment of silence will be followed by placing flowers at the police and fire monument at the downtown Civic Center.

Long Beach Mayor Foster will remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack victims with a moment of silence and will place flowers at the Police/Fire Memorial at the Long Beach Civic Center at 9:11 a.m.

Here is a round-up of other commemorations around Southern California Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks:

Memorial services, prayer vigils and service projects will be held across the Southland Tuesday.  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and fire Chief Brian Cummings are scheduled to take part in a 10 a.m. ceremony at the LAFD's Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park. The ceremony will take place in the shadow of a 23-ton, 22-foot-tall steel column that was part of the World Trade Center's lobby structure.

The training center also has a sculpture, ``Towering Memories,'' that includes the names of nearly 3,000 people killed in Manhattan, at the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field, where another plane hijacked by al-Qaida operatives crashed.

At 6:30 p.m., LAFD Station 88 in Sherman Oaks will hold a remembrance ceremony featuring Cummings and other officials, including City Councilman Tom LaBonge. Also expected to attend is Brad Burlingame, whose brother, Charles, was the pilot of the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon. The fire station is home to California Task Force 1, the first urban search and rescue team called to the site of the collapsed World Trade Center towers. The station also has on display a 750-pound piece of the World Trade Center and a 100-pound piece of limestone from the Pentagon.

At Pepperdine University in 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 who fought back against the terrorist hijackers, leading to the crash of the plane in Shanksville, Penn.

Hawaiian Gardens will hold an 8:15 a.m. ceremony expected to be attended by city officials; Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cerritos; Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D- Long Beach; Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk; and Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.

At 1 p.m., the Pat Tillman Foundation and The Mission Continues will hold a service project at Volunteers of America Los Angeles, which provides transitional housing and support services to veterans and young women emancipated from foster care. About 250 volunteers will landscape, clean and paint the North Hollywood facility.

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

Santa Monica will hold remembrance ceremonies at each of its fire stations beginning at 6:45 a.m., while Monterey Park will hold a 9 a.m. remembrance ceremony at the veterans and war memorials at City Hall.

--Nancy Wride and City News Service contributed to this report.


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