Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sacramento to observe anniversary of 9/11 attacks - Sacramento Bee (blog)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, firefighters, police officers and citizens observed a moment of silence today at 8:46 a.m. EST and later laid a wreath at the Pentagon to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Sacramento memorials begin this morning, too.

At 8 a.m., Sacramento city firefighters will continue the annual tradition of climbing the Renaissance Tower four times over to honor the 343 NYFD firefighters who died during the attack on the World Trade Center. The repeated climb totals 110 stories, the same amount New York firefighters had to climb during the rescue effort after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

John Vinson of West Sacramento has continued his flag memorial located on Jefferson Boulevard and South River Road. The memorial is open to the public.

The Cal Expo 9/11 memorial is once again open and free to the public today. The memorial includes over 125,000 pounds of wreckage from the original site of the attacks along with smaller memorials to flights 93 and 77.

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