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PHOTOS: 9/11 Remembered in Beverly Hills

The city marked the solemn anniversary with a wreath ceremony honoring those who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Beverly Hills commemorated the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday evening with a wreath ceremony at the city's .

"Eleven years ago today, America confronted one of its darkest moments," Fire Chief Tim Scranton said to an audience of about 100 people. "Massive fell, black smoke rose up from the Pentagon and jet aircraft wreckage burned on a Pennsylvania field."

Mayor William Brien noted the vulnerability of peace and the threat of terrorism to our nation.

"We are reminded that any day, at any place, our lives could change in an instant," he said.

The mayor then took a moment to thank those who work daily to protect our citizens. 

"We honor the Beverly Hills firefighters and police officers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe in our city," Brien said. "And we also must salute our soldiers—men and women who continue to fight against terrorism on behalf of our freedom, our way of life and the love of our country."

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Eileen Pedersen September 12, 2012 at 05:47 PM
As a survivor of 9/11 I was so pleased to see the BH tribute. I love that we have a little piece of NY right next to BH's bravest. Thanks to all involved. I also loved the 1928 firetruck. Great job putting this together.
Marie Cunningham (Editor) September 12, 2012 at 09:17 PM
@Eileen Pederson Thank you for your kind words. Best, Marie
Michelle Banayan September 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Hi, I am Michelle Banayan, News Editor of Beverly Hills High School's paper, Highlights. I would like to know if I have the permission to borrow Hans Wittenberg's photo of the 9/11 Memorial Garden. Thank you.
Marie Cunningham (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 02:44 AM
@Michelle Banayan Sure! Just make sure you give credit to Hans Wittenberg. And when you have a chance, email me at mariec@patch.com...I'd love to chat with you :) Best, Marie
George Vreeland Hill September 13, 2012 at 09:47 PM
I grew up in New York (not far from NYC) and lost two friends from high school on 9/11. My brother lost one of his best friends who was a firefighter. The Beverly Hills memorial touches me deeply and I go there to heal the hurt that still lingers.

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