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Local ceremonies honor lives lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks

Posted: 8:42 AM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 00:23:02-04

Local agencies and community members across the Central and South coasts are coming together Wednesday to remember the lives lost in the September 11 terrorist attacks 18 years ago.

In Santa Maria, a small group of people gathered at Fire Station No. 5 where the ceremony included a moment of silence, sounding of the fire truck’s horn and the flag being lowered.

A ceremony at the Santa Maria Fire Dept. (KSBY photo)

Santa Barbara police also honored the lives lost and posted a picture on Facebook of its officers with the caption, “On this day 18 years ago: 8 Paramedics, 60 Police Officers, 343 Firefighters, and 2,997 civilians lost their lives. Patriot day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning. SBPD honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice."

A moment of remembrance took place at Fire Station No. 1 at 6:50 a.m. in Lompoc and starting at 8 a.m., people gathered at Fire Station 1 in San Luis Obispo for A Day of Remembrance ceremony at the World Trade Center Memorial there.

A ceremony at the San Luis Obispo Fire Dept. (KSBY photo)

At 9 a.m., ceremonies took place at all 16 Santa Barbara County Fire Department stations.

Other ceremonies and events taking place throughout the day can be found by clicking here.

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