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Santa Monica Fire Department to Hold 9/11 Commemoration
By Lookout Staff
September 9, 2019 -- On Wednesday, the Santa Monica Fire Department will honor the memories of those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that included two residents of the beach city.
Santa Monica residents are invited to participate in ceremonies that mark the 18th anniversary of the attacks, which left 2,977 dead, including 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and eight paramedics.
The participating stations are:
Two Santa Monicans were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
Dora Menchaca, 45, a medical researcher, was on American Airlines Flight 77, which flew out of Dulles International Airport in Washington and crashed into the Pentagon.
Carolyn Beug, 48, a filmmaker and writer who devoted herself to Samohi's track team, was on American Airlines Flight 11, the plane that slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 a.m.
Another plane crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain control.
Santa Monica's retired Fire Chief Jim Hone -- who was then fire marshal -- was a member of one of three California urban search and rescue teams ("Fire Marshal Aids Rescue Efforts In New York," September 12, 2001).
An artifact from the Ground Zero site resides on the second floor of the Public Safety Facility just outside the Santa Monica Fire Department’s administration office and is open for viewing by the public during normal business hours.
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