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9/11 Events and Ceremonies in Anaheim This Weekend
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 9, 2011) - First Responders Expo, Remembrance Memorial Service, Memorial Tribute Wall on Display

The City of Anaheim continues its week of 9/11 Service and Remembrance activities in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on our country.  Saturday’s event is a First Responder Expo, and Sunday’s event is a 9/11 Remembrance Memorial Service.  Events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

First Responders Expo
Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.

The First Responders Expo will feature emergency operations personnel along with trained volunteer groups providing information, the opportunity to sign up to become a trained volunteer, and hands-on experiences on how to expand personal and family emergency preparedness, and how to support our neighbors in times of need.  Information is designed for both adults and children. 

Police, Fire and trained volunteers have planned to demonstrate a variety of emergency and response activities including light search and rescue, a heavy rescue demonstration, a vehicle fire demonstration, and an auto extrication demonstration.

Remembrance Memorial Service at Pearson Park Amphitheatre
With guest speaker Brad Burlingame, brother of American Airlines Flight 77 pilot Charles “Chic” Burlingame
Sunday, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m.
Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N. Lemon St.

The Remembrance Memorial Service will honor the victims of September 11, 2001 through guest speakers, special music, tributes from the Anaheim Police and Fire Departments, a 24’ memorial wall with the names of the fallen from 9/11, and a recreation of a mural designed by Anaheim School Students with the help of Disney VoluntEARS after the 9/11 attacks. 

Three of the 9/11 victims had Anaheim roots: Charles “Chic” Burlingame was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which was hijacked and crashed by terrorists into the Pentagon the morning of Sept.11. Chic Burlingame was a 1967 graduate of Anaheim High School.  Anaheim resident Christopher Newton, CEO of Work/Life Benefits, was also on Flight 77; Anaheim resident Jerrold Paskins, a reinsurance agent for the Devonshire Group, was in World Trade Center Tower One.

Former Anaheim resident and Katella High School graduate Brad Burlingame, brother of Chic, will serve as the guest speaker, with  Jeff Michael of KTTV FOX 11 as emcee.

**A free shuttle bus service to Pearson Park will be available from the red brick parking structure located at 235 E. Center Street.  Anaheim Resort Transit shuttle buses will conveniently transport event attendees between Pearson Park and the red brick parking structure (across the street from the Downtown Community Center) from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Event signs will direct guests to the parking structure.  Driving directions are as follows --

From Southbound on I-5 Freeway
Exit the freeway at the Lincoln Avenue exit, turn left onto Lincoln. Continue on Lincoln for about 1.5 miles. Turn right on Anaheim Blvd. and make the first left turn at Center Street. The parking structure is approximately 1.5 blocks east of Anaheim Blvd.

From Northbound on I-5 Freeway
Exit the freeway at the Katella/ Anaheim Blvd. exit, continue straight on the frontage road until the end and turn right onto Anaheim Blvd. Drive north on Anaheim Blvd. for about 1.5 miles and turn right on Center Street.

In addition, the City’s website, www.anaheim.net, serves as the resource page for all information, events and activities during September 11: Service and Remembrance.  Information includes spotlights on the various City-organized first responder groups, a pledge to volunteer service and how to volunteer, and information on the events.  Citizens are encouraged to visit this page often to learn more about efforts and activities in the City of Anaheim in which they can participate.

“There is no greater sacrifice than to give one's life for another. It is a sobering thought, yet men and women across our country willingly do this so we can continue to live in freedom,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “On Sept. 11, 2001 thousands of innocent lives were lost, and thousands more lives shattered as a result. It is our hope that as a city we can offer our gratitude now through September 11 through our actions of remembrance and volunteerism.”

Please visit the September 11: Service and Remembrance page at www.anaheim.net for information.


Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news

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