Tuesday will mark 17 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York. Here on the Central Coast, a number of events are planned to honor the victims and heroes of that day.
A ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. at the World Trade Center Memorial in San Luis Obispo at Fire Station 1 located on 2160 Santa Barbara Ave. The public is encouraged to attend.
In Santa Maria, the fire department will commemorate the losses suffered by the nation with a simple ceremony held at each fire station throughout the city. All five fire stations will have fire apparatus pulled out on front drives of each station starting at 7:20 a.m. A small ceremony will follow at 7:30 a.m. at the stations’ flagpole.
The City of Grover Beach is holding a memorial ceremony Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ramona Garden Park. The public is encouraged to attend.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at 4434 Calle Real in Santa Barbara.
In Orcutt, Blast is continuing Rooney’s tradition of a 9/11 Memorial. The event starts at 3 p.m. with the memorial toast at 3:43 pm. There will be bagpipes and drums.
Early Tuesday morning, a local man paid tribute by running up the beach steps in Morro Bay, near Toro Lane. Firefighters were there to cheer him on.