9/11 22nd Anniversary Memorial Ceremony

Sep 8, 2023

Please join us on Monday, September 11 to honor and reflect on the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. FCC will commemorate the 22nd anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony in front of the Veterans Peace Memorial (near the corner of Weldon and College avenues). beginning at 9:00 a.m. The community is welcome to attend.

Peter Cacossa, Fire Academy Director, will emcee the event. The keynote address will be given by Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Gallegos, Fire Chief of the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard.

The ceremony will include the traditional ringing of the bell for fallen firefighters. While most deaths on 9/11 were civilians, 343 firefighters from the New York City Fire Department lost their lives on that day. The ringing of the bell tradition is a solemn tribute to fallen firefighters.

The ceremony will include retired biology instructor, Scott Porteous, playing the bagpipes, laying of a memorial wreath, and the playing of Taps.

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