Public invited to SBC Fire stations for 9/11 rememberance

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Star Report

Fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC and another crashed in a Pennsylvania field. We’ll never forget the terrible tragedy—but America will stand together.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be holding brief remembrance ceremonies for the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy in an effort to honor the first responders and the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day, along with our military members who have perished fighting the terrorism behind the attacks.

The public is invited to attend a brief ceremony at any of the 16 Santa Barbara County Fire Stations at 9 a.m. on Sunday September 11, at which time a moment of silence will be observed, followed by the lowering of the flag to half-staff.

A brief ceremony will also take place at the Santa Barbara County Fire Department Headquarters, located at 4410 Cathedral Oaks Road at 9 a.m. on Sunday. A moment of silence will be observed, followed by the lowering of the flag to half-staff. Fire Chief Eric Peterson and Santa Barbara County Undersheriff Bernard Melekian will have brief remarks prior to the conclusion of the ceremony.

Here is a list of the stations in the Santa Ynez Valley

Station 24 99 Centennial
 Los Alamos, CA 93440
 (805) 934-6215

Station 30 1644 Oak St.
 Solvang, CA 93464 
(805) 686 8184

Station 31 168 W Hwy 246
 Buellton, CA 93427
 (805) 686-5062

Station 32 906 Airport Rd
 Santa Ynez, CA 93460
 (805) 686-5058