BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills will be honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks on Wednesday, September 11 between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The ceremony will be held at the Memorial Garden located in front of the headquarters of the Beverly Hills Fire Department located on 445 North Rexford Drive. An informal morning ceremony will be held at 6:45 a.m. at the BHFD.
The memorial garden was established on September 11, 2011 marking the attack’s 10 year anniversary. in the central most part of the garden sits a 30 foot 1,900-pound bent steel beam salvaged from the remains of the World Trade Center. The beam rest upon a platform in the shape of a pentagon to observe the attacks on the Pentagon that transpired that day. To the right of the memorial are two statues that represent the twin towers and a grassy area represents the field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed. The garden forms part of the grounds of the fire department. The memorial was funded entirely by private donors who collectively donated more than $600,000.
The names of those who died that day are inscribed in stainless steel plaques at the memorial which is open to the public year round.
The September 11, 2001 attacks were four coordinated attacks carried out by the Islamic Terrorist group named al-Qaeda that transpired between 8:46 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. The attacks killed a total of 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others. After the attacks, many Americans suffered and died of 9/11 related illnesses including cancer and respiratory diseases. September 11, 2001 is considered the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incidents for firefighters and police enforcement.