PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

9/8/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:090817B
Subject:
Join the City of Long Beach for a Citywide Moment of Silence in Remembrance of September 11
Contact:
Jake Heflin, Public Information Officer
Long Beach Fire Department
562.760.6950
Jacob.Heflin@longbeach.gov
Media Relations Detail
Long Beach Police Department
562.570.5273
LBPDMediaRelations@longbeach.gov
To commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the City of Long Beach will observe a citywide moment of silence at 9:11 a.m., on Monday, September 11, 2017, to honor and remember the lives that were lost.

“This was a significant event in our nation’s history,” said Mayor Robert Garcia, “and as a city we want to remember the thousands of lives lost that day.”

The City warmly asks that you to take time for a quiet personal reflection in remembrance of all who were killed in New York, Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia on September 11, 2001.

“We recognize the sacrifices made by the first responders that day,” said Fire Chief Mike DuRee. “But, we also maintain the memory of everyone who was affected that day and continue to feel the impacts today.”

Join us as we take a moment to remember those we lost-- not just on one day, but every day.

“So many lives were lost on that tragic day,” said Police Chief Robert Luna, “and it is equally important that we remember and continue to honor the sacrifices of those heroes today.”

All City facilities will be flying the American flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, September 11, 2017, in remembrance and as a mark of respect for those who died during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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