FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Lt. Bob Dunn (714) 497-6330
ANAHEIM FIRE & RESCUE, ANAHEIM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY VISITOR & CONVENTION BUREAU JOIN TOGETHER FOR A SEPTEMBER 11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY ON THE GRAND PLAZA
Residents, Visitors, First Responders, Active and Veteran Military Personnel are Invited to Attend the Ceremony
ANAHEIM, CA – (August 12, 2014) Anaheim’s first responders have joined together to pay tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001 and to honor those emergency personnel and civilians that were lost on this tragic day in history. Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Anaheim Police Department and the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) will host a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony to be held on the Grand Plaza overlooking the Anaheim Convention Center.
Beginning at exactly 8:46AM, the time when tragedy first struck the World Trade Center’s North Tower, the ceremony will remember the lives of those lost, pay tribute to those who responded and honor those who continue to serve the community today. The surrounding community including residents, active and veteran military, visitors and first responders are invited to attend the 30-minute ceremony and are encouraged to arrive at the Grand Plaza of the Anaheim Convention Center by 8:30AM, as ceremony begins promptly at 8:46 AM.
“This ceremony is dedicated to the remarkable spirit of heroism, patriotism and compassion demonstrated by so many on that dark September morning and the days that followed,” said Fire Chief Randy R. Bruegman. “To be united with Police Chief Quezada and his department along with Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, will make this tribute even more meaningful for our community.”
“We join Chief Bruegman and Anaheim Fire & Rescue in honoring the heroic efforts of so many that tragic September Day, “said Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada “They gave their lives in service to others and we will never forget.”
The program will include the presentation of colors by a joint honor guard of Anaheim Police Department and Anaheim Fire & Rescue personnel, opening comments from Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada, and the “Last Alarm” Ceremony read by Anaheim Fire Chief Randy R. Bruegman honoring the lives of the fallen firefighters, police officers, and civilians who were tragically lost on this day. Police Chief Quezada and Fire Chief Bruegman will present a ceremonial wreath and pay their respects in remembrance of all of those who perished while demonstrating tremendous fortitude and perseverance to protect others.
Complimentary parking will be available at the Anaheim Convention Center (800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim); guests are asked to enter the parking lot from Katella Ave. Media is invited to attend and can make parking arrangements by contacting Lt. Bob Dunn at (714) 497-6330.