9/11 Remembrance Ceremony planned for Wednesday

9.11 ceremony preview

PALMDALE – The public is invited to a remembrance ceremony next week to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to support and honor our local Antelope Valley Fallen Heroes.

The Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Antelope Valley Mall (Main Entrance) located at 1233 W Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale.

The program will feature several local law enforcement officials, including California Highway Patrol Captain Gretchen Jacobs, Warden John Soto, Assistant Fire Chief Gerald Cosey, and LASD Captains Don Ford and Pat Nelson.

It will also include an aerial tribute and “Amazing Grace” played on bagpipes by Bob Conacher of the U.S. Forest Service. Click here to view the entire program.

The event is presented by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, U.S. Forest Service, Angeles National Forest and California State Prison-Los Angeles County.

For more information on the local 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, contact Deputy Jodi Wolfe at 661-272-2520 or email jewolfe@lasd.org. You may also contact LACO Fire Department’s Carmen Mackey Carmen.Mackey@fire.lacounty.gov.

  15 comments for “9/11 Remembrance Ceremony planned for Wednesday

  1. September 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Never forget WTC 7. . . 47 stories, not hit by a plane, collapsed in 7 seconds.
    REAL Patriots want to know the truth, no matter how much it hurts.

  2. Michael Rives
    September 8, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I have a tattoo on my shoulder as a remembrance of the 343 firefighters who perished on 9/11. Many of them died in the stairwells of the Towers as they headed to the upper floors to rescue people. Even today, that is the standard procedure in the case of a fire in a high rise (go up the stairs). Knowing this and what happened on 9/11, I can’t help but greatly the men and women who choose the firefighting profession. I will be at the AV mall honoring them in my own small way.

    • sikntired
      September 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Nice gesture.

  3. Alpha Centaurian
    September 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Never forget.

    • sikntired
      September 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm


  4. Disgusted
    September 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I would just as soon not have these public dog and pony remembrance ceremonies anymore. It just dredges up horrible memories for those who lost loved ones and those of us who can’t get the images out of our minds. Talk about PTSD. This country is still trying to get over it.

    • William
      September 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      I agree. Eventually, we will have 365 ‘events’ to remember, December 7, November 22, 9/11, etc. so we’ll have a ceremony for every day of the year, if that’s how we want to spend our lives.

      • sikntired
        September 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

        Such patriots.I suggest you don’t go if it bothers you so.Fortunate for us that brave men and women put their lives on the line every day for you and the rest of us.They deserve to be remembered.
        Shame on you both.

        • William
          September 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm

          Perhaps another day could be dedicated for this purpose rather than 9/11.

          9/11 has so much else associated with it already that we don’t need to be reminded of as we now find ourselves contemplating Syria and other such issues.

          • sikntired
            September 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

            Or maybe we do need to be reminded, but rewriting history(9-11) is not the answer.Important to remember lives that were lost, mistakes that were made.

    • sikntired
      September 6, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      We will never” get over it”,nor should we.

      • William
        September 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm

        If only remembering some things really made life better. There are people who dress up and re-create Civil War battles……………that being the losing side. Trouble is, we are seeing some of the thinking of those days over a century ago rearing its ugly head once more in some of those losing states. How do you feel about those that ‘won’t let it go’ that they lost the Civil War?

        Have you noticed that the mistakes made before, during and after 9/11 haven’t made this country a whole lot smarter in dealing with current issues as much as we’ve talked and written about it and remembered it?

        A friend once said that a ‘cat once scalded with hot water will fear cold water too’. That applies to people as well. Kinda like the way Americans that are Muslims are sometimes treated like cold water.

        It’s important to complete the past so that we can be fully present now. You’ve heard of generals fighting the last war or seen people marry the opposite of their last spouse they divorced as ‘the’ solution. They haven’t let it go and it won’t let them go either.

        I just think we need to be careful how we relate to 9/11. Remember how Rudy Giuliani was mocked for using it to further his political career?

        Funny how we Americans are. We expect others to forget and forgive our mistakes and transgressions while we will ‘remember the Alamo’ forever.

        There are many people in Middle East countries who will remember things we’ve done for a long, long time. Does ‘not letting it go’ apply to them, as well, sikntired?

        • sikntired
          September 7, 2013 at 10:59 am

          See you Wednesday .

        • sikntired
          September 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

          1) I don’t think this country would miss you a bit if you left tomorrow.
          2) You have officially ceased to amuse me.

          9/11. We can never forget.

          • William
            September 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

            Now you’ve gone and done it. You’ve hurt my feelings. I’ll have to apply some ointment on them.

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