first_img“I have a strong belief that between the fire personnel and fire families, there is such a broad base of union, that I believe it will never be forgotten,” Nuss said. According to representatives for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, there are no plans for an areawide remembrance. The Whittier Police Department plans to hold a moment of silence at each of the day’s three patrol briefings. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Six years after Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters and others are coming together to remember those who were killed in the terrorist attacks in New York, as well as in the attacks on the Pentagon and those aboard Flight 93. While some area firefighters, police and cities will recognize the anniversary, most cities and schools did not plan services or moments of silence to mark the somber occasion. “We’re not having any ceremonial events,” said Julie Hererra, public relations representative for the city of Sante Fe Springs. “We’re just honoring Patriot Day, so all our flags will be flown at half-staff.” Montebello will stage a special service from 6-8 p.m. at Montebello City Park, 1300 Whittier Blvd. Local clergy will open with remarks and prayer, and everyone is invited to come and decorate a card in honor of loved ones who have served in the military or who are currently in the armed forces. Community Services Supervisor Rebecca Silva said the city has held an event on the anniversary each year. “We continue to be reminded about it,” Silva said. “It’s important to never forget those individuals that have fought for us in the line of duty.” The Los Angeles County Fire Department will conduct a department-wide moment of silence and remembrance for the almost 3,000 lives lost Sept. 11, 2001. A special ceremony will be held at City Hall in Los Angeles at 8:30 a.m., while all department personnel around L.A. County will gather around the flagpole at their station at 8:55 a.m., to lower the flag to half-mast and to observe a moment of silence. A call will go out to all personnel at 9 a.m., when the flag will be raised again. To La Habra Heights Capt. Craig Nuss, the event carries special significance because so many in the profession were lost. last_img

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