Dramatic Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Events Set at Nixon Library
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By Richard Nixon Foundation
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 – 2:21 pm
YORBA LINDA, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 — Focal point of all Southern California ceremonies begins Labor Day with police, fire, and highway patrol motorcade escorting 20 tons of steel burned and blown off the Twin Towers, and a damaged FDNY fire truck used for search and rescue efforts at Ground Zero.
YORBA LINDA, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Richard Nixon Foundation will mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America with events from Labor Day, September 5 through Sunday, September 11.
Labor Day, September 5, 10:30 am, the planned week of remembrance will begin with the dramatic arrival ceremony welcoming the motorcade transporting 20 tons of steel burned and blown off the World Trade Center, and a damaged first-responder FDNY aerial ladder fire truck. These symbols of one of our nation’s darkest hours will be escorted from Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, and will arrive at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library accompanied by police, fire, and Highway Patrol vehicles. The program will feature 60 members of the Navy Sea Cadets, a blessing by clergy, patriotic choral presentations by local high schools, a display of an antique 1969 American La France fire engine from the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department, and a solemn bagpipe arrangement and bell tolling in honor of those who lost their lives. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, September 11, 10:30 am, the week will culminate with a free public Remembering 9/11 event in the East Room, featuring a military honor guard, remarks by Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Congressman Ed Royce, and an eyewitness account of heroism by 9/11 survivor and first-responder fireman Joe Torrillo, who was on the scene during the attacks and survived the collapse of both towers.
September 6, 8 and 9, 10:30 am, there will be free presentations featuring members of the Armed Forces and 9/11 first-responders sharing tales of bravery, heroism, and patriotism. The educational programs are free and open to school-aged children and the general public.
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The Richard Nixon Foundation, a not-for-profit organization located on the campus of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. The museum is open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about events or exhibits, please call (714) 993-5075 or visit the Foundation online at www.nixonfoundation.org.
SOURCE Richard Nixon Foundation