Carson to mark 15th anniversary of 9/11 with patriotic tribute

City of Carson officials will lead the Carson community in patriotic tribute as the nation commemorates the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terroristic attacks.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at the atrium of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center, located at 801 E. Carson Street in Carson.  The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The tribute will feature musical performance by Carson-based groups, Sophisticated Dance, Mariachi Academy, Carson Elite Dance Group, and vocalists John Yandall, Frankie Stewart, and Ellie Hernandez as well as patriotic poem reading by Jasmine Pitcher.

Patriotic messages from Carson’s elected officials and leaders from the local police and fire departments will also be a part of the evening’s program.  Speaking during the ceremony are Chief Scott Edson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Division and Battalion Chief Wes Anzai of the L.A. County Fire Department.

“In honor of the 9/11 15th Anniversary, a united Carson pays homage to our American heroes.  We have designed a program on this day to remember, celebrate, and believe “We Are One”, said City of Carson Mayor Albert Robles.

Various non-profit community organizations will also take part during the event by hosting informational booths to provide information to the public about the services they provide.

As in past years, the City hosts a 9/11 event to pay tribute to the heroism of police and fire personnel during multiple tragedies that took place on September 11, 2001, and to honor the memories of those who lost their lives in the attacks.

For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at (310) 952-1740.

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