Remembering Sept. 11 in San Diego County

Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on American soil, and San Diegans are remember the over 3,000 people killed when terrorists hijacked four planes, crashing them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

Here are ways San Diegans can remember the lives lost on that devastating day:

Grossmont College – El Cajon

10:30 a.m.
Main Quad at Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Drive, 
El Cajon, CA 92020

Sen. Joel Anderson, R-El Cajon, will hold a 9/11 memorial event at Grossmont College. Bill Hay, who was on the 55th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, will speak.

National City Fire Department

7 to 8:30 10 a.m.
343 E. 16th Street
National City, California 91950
National City Firefighters Local 2744 will hold a 9/11 breakfast 7 to 8:30 a.m. and remembrance ceremony begins at 8:45 a.m.

Never Forgotten Golf Tournament – Coronado

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coronado Golf Course
2000 Visalia Row
Coronado, CA 92118
9:00 am – 11:00 a.m.: First and Last tee times, $150 (includes donation and more)
4:00 – 10:00 p.m.: 19th Hole and Never Forgotten Community Extravaganza San Diego, $30 donation

The charity golf tournament benefits the NYFD Steve Mercado Foundation (Stickball), FDNY Engine 40 and Ladder 35 Fund, and the NYFD Emergency Workers Fund. Tickets available here.

16th Anniversary Memorial of September 11 – San Diego

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
USS Midway Museum
910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, California 92101

FDNY Retirees of San Diego along with the USS Midway Museum, National City FD and Wounded Warriors will pay tribute and honor our fallen heroes and keep our promise to "Never Forget".

Valley Center Fire

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Valley Center Fire Protection District Fire Station 1
28234 Lilac Road, Valley Center, CA 92082

The Valley Center fire department will read the names of all of our fallen during the terrorist  attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, The Pentagon and Flight 93 in Shanksville Pennsylvania.

Escondido Police Station

1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

Several care homes will be bringing residents to the Escondido Police & Fire Department to personally thank First Responders who always come when they dial 911. An art piece, painted by a local artist and taken to Ground Zero where it was auctioned off raising over $26,000 for families of fallen firefighters after 911, will be on display. 

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