PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

9/8/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 090816
Subject:
Community Invited to September 11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, September 11
Contact:
Kerry Gerot
Public Affairs Officer
562.570.6811
Kerry.Gerot@longbeach.gov




On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the community is invited to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The City’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony will be held at Fire Station 8, 5365 E. 2nd Street, in Belmont Shore, at 9:00 am.

“It is extremely important that we remember and pay tribute to the heroic public servants who gave their lives in the service of others,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

The brief ceremony will feature Fire Chief Michael DuRee and Police Chief Robert Luna placing a memorial wreath in front of the Fire Station, and Mayor Garcia calling for a moment of silence at 9:11 am in remembrance of all the firefighters, police officers, and innocent civilians who died on that fateful day.

“As we mark the 15th Anniversary of this tragic day in American history, let us never forget those who lost their life on September 11, 2001, in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania,” said Fire Chief Mike DuRee. “We stand united as we honor their memory and pay tribute to their sacrifice.”

A large piece of the World Trade Center will be on display in front of Station 8 for the ceremony and throughout the day.

"This is an opportunity for us to stand together as a community and remember all those who lost their lives 15 years ago," said Police Chief Robert Luna. "May we never forget."

Second Street will be closed to traffic due to the Belmont Shore Car Show that same day.