Fire Departments in San Gabriel and Alhambra are each hosting a remembrance and tribute ceremony to commemorate the fallen first responders on Monday, September 11.
By News Desk
The ceremony in San Gabriel will start approximately at 6:30 am at Fire Station 51, located at 1303 South Del Mar Avenue. Community members are invited to join the SGFD and observe the following:
- 6:40 am – San Gabriel firefighters and police officers begin the ceremony
- 6:50 am – Firefighters will raise and lower the flag to half-staff
- 6:59 am – A tribute will be announced over the radio by Verdugo Fire Communications. A moment of silence will be observed at San Gabriel Fire Station along with the other 43 Verdugo fire stations.
- 7:02 am – Ringing of final bells
Light refreshments and pastries will be served following the ceremony.
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The Alhambra Fire Department and Alhambra Police Department will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 9:00 am at Fire Station 71 (301 N. 1st Street) to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
“This ceremony will bring together first responders, community members and local officials to honor the sacrifices made by firefighters, law enforcement personnel and civilians on that fateful day,” said Alhambra Fire Chief Jeff Ragusa. “We welcome the community to come pay their respects and gather with us as we remember those we have lost.”
The ceremony will feature posting of colors by the Alhambra Police Department Honor Guard, Invocation, Tolling of the Bell, and bagpipe music. All are welcome to attend and registration is not required.
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