The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department and the Fire District invite the community to join them for a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The brief ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Freedom Courtyard, which is located at 11200 Base Line Rd.
The ceremony will honor the 41 Port Authority, 23 New York Police Department and 343 Fire Department of New York personnel who died in the line of duty when the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001. The 30-minute ceremony will include a reading of remembrance, the ringing of “The Last Alarm” (a public safety tradition), as well as a tribute by a joint RCFD/RCPD Honor Guard and the Fire District’s Pipes & Drums corps.
The events that unfolded on September 11, 2001 remain the worst terrorist attack in U.S. History, claiming the lives almost 3,000 people in three tragic events. In New York, two hijacked commercial airplanes were intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center north and south towers, killing 2,753 people. Another hijacked commercial plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC, killing 184 people. A fourth hijacked commercial airplane was headed for an unknown target when passengers attempted to retake control of the plane, crashing into a field near Shanksville, PA.