September 11, 2013 – With a large steel piece of the World Trade Center as a backdrop, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck, Fire Chief Brian Cummings and a host of police and fire personnel paid homage to those first responders and civilians who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The somber memorial featured a wreath ceremony, bell ringing ceremony, the playing of Taps and a helicopter flyover in the “missing man” formation.
“September 11th is a day of horror and infamy that will forever be seared on the soul of this country,” said Chief Beck. “We gather together today to remember our dead and to inspire our living.”
Speaking on the September 11th terror attacks Mayor Garcetti said, "It is our responsibility to keep that light burning and to teach the lessons of that day. Each day brings with it risks. Each day brings with it heroes. We know that these heroes will never be forgotten.”