April 15, 2024
A helmet and flowers sit atop a rack at New York Metropolis’s Engine Co. 55 firehouse in New York Metropolis on 9/11. Eric Draper/Nationwide Archives

Ceremonies on the College of San Diego and the USS Halfway Museum might be among the many remembrances within the San Diego space Monday to honor these misplaced within the 9/11 terror assaults 22 years in the past.

The 8:15 a.m. USD occasion “will each replicate on the previous and sit up for a extra peaceable future,” the college mentioned in assertion.

“USD will honor those that died on September 11, 2001, and shine a light-weight on present day efforts to foster peace.”

In that spirit, the occasion might be within the KIPJ Theatre at USD’s Joan B. Kroc Faculty of Peace Research.

Simply exterior the Kroc Faculty sits a 9/11 memorial that features a fountain surrounded by 3,000 glass plaques with the names and hometowns of the individuals who died.

Audio system at Monday’s occasion will embody USD President James T. Harris III and San Diego Metropolis Councilman Raul Campillo.

Afterward, there might be a presentation from an ROTC Coloration Guard, together with a rendition of “Faucets,” and an interfaith prayer.

At 2:30 p.m., the USS Halfway Museum could have a remembrance ceremony on the ship’s flight deck in partnership with FDNY Retirees of San Diego, San Diego Hearth-Rescue Division, Nationwide Metropolis FD, SDFF Emerald Society and The Wounded Warrior Undertaking. The Halfway is positioned at 910 N. Harbor Drive.

Monday’s occasions come sooner or later after the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, wherein some 1,000 individuals scaled 110 flights of stairs — the identical quantity as had been within the World Commerce Middle towers.

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hosted the Sunday occasion, with firefighters, law enforcement officials, army members and civilians becoming a member of collectively “in a spirit of remembrance and braveness to honor the reminiscences of these misplaced 22 years in the past,” in accordance with a press release from the occasion’s organizer, the nonprofit Firefighter Support.

Every climber wore the title of a primary responder who died on 9/11/2001.

“We climb in reminiscence, and to honor every of the fallen 343 FDNY, 23 NYPD, and 37 Port Authority heroes, and to lift consciousness of the sacrifices made by firefighters in every single place,” Firefighter Support mentioned.

As well as, Miramar Nationwide Cemetery on Monday will break floor on San Diego’s first Gold Star Households Memorial, honoring the households of those that have misplaced a cherished one whereas they served within the nation’s armed forces. The monument would be the first Gold Star Households Memorial Monument within the space.