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Santa Monica Fire Department will Commemorate 9/11 this Friday

September 9, 2020 2:55 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Friday marks nineteen years since the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, PA. 2,977 perished that day. Of those killed, 343 were FDNY Firefighters. In the past nineteen years, that number has grown significantly from Ground Zero exposures and related diseases contracted from the months of working “The Pile”.

In recognition of those who perished on that tragic day, the Santa Monica Fire Department will conduct a brief and solemn remembrance ceremony consistent with the International Association of Fire Chief’s recommended protocols, and in accordance with COVID-19 distancing and face coverings.

The public is invited to watch the ceremony live stream on the Santa Monica Fire Department (www.facebook.com/santamonicafd) and City’ of Santa Monica’s (www.facebook.com/cityofsantamonica) Facebook accounts. There will be no in-person public participation due to the COVID-19 environment, but we look forward to the Santa Monica community’s participation online.

Tune into the ceremony at 8 a.m. this Friday, September 11 at https://www.facebook.com/cityofsantamonica/live/.

The ceremony timeline is as follows:

8:00 a.m.
Bill Walker, Santa Monica Fire Chief will open the ceremony.
Lane Dilg, Interim City Manager will give brief remarks.
Santa Monica Fire Department Chaplain will provide a prayer and asks for one minute of silence for 9/11 victims.

8:10 a.m.
Santa Monica Fire Department Honor Guard Commander will give a brief history of the Bell Ringing Ceremony and Present Arms.

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