9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies

September 30, 2018

While time moves forward, it does not lessen the resolve of firefighters who have pledged – We Shall Never Forget!

The men and women of your Los Angeles Fire Department welcomed the community to stand with them in fulfilling this pledge as they gathered for two public ceremonies recognizing September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance:

At 7:00 am, the LAFD Historical Society hosted an event at the LAFD Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Hollywood. Starting at 9:00 am, the LAFD’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony was held at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center. This ceremony is the largest on the West Coast.

“The story, images, and human loss of life will always trigger memories of terror and fear,” said Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas as he stood in front a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center. It was a vertical support once connecting the lobby to the second floor on the South Tower. “The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department remember the 343 New York City firefighters killed that day while rushing into those two doomed buildings,”

LAFD Photos by Gary Apodaca

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