Long Beach will mark 9/11 anniversary with moment of silence Sunday

Long Beach is inviting residents to join in a citywide moment of silence during a ceremony that will be broadcast from the Fire Department’s Downtown station to observe the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

“September 11th will forever impact our country,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “On this day, City leaders and staff, and our Long Beach community, will share a moment of silence to remember those that lost their lives in this senseless act of terror.”

Fire Chief Xavier Espino, Police Chief Wally Hebeish and Councilmember Rex Richardson are scheduled to give remarks before the moment of silence at 9:11 a.m.

“We take this time to reflect on the commitment and sacrifice of the first responders that responded to the Trade Center that day,” Espino said. “We also pay tribute and honor all the lives that were lost, including at the Pentagon and on United Flight 93.”

The ceremony, which starts at 9 a.m., will be broadcast live. Residents can watch on the city’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages or Long Beach Television at LBTV3.com.

City facilities will also fly the American flag at half-staff throughout the day.

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