Retired New York firefighters part of 9/11 remembrance ceremony

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Events were held around the county Wednesday to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and honor the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks.

The USS Midway Museum hosted its annual 9/11 tribute ceremony, billed as the largest on the west coast. Representatives from FDNY Retirees of San Diego, the Wounded Warrior Project and the National City and San Diego fire departments attended the event.

Residents attending the ceremony were admitted free of charge.

Smaller ceremonies and remembrances were also be held throughout the day. At 5:46 a.m., U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporarily closed the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry for roughly 10 minutes to honor the victims of the attacks.

In addition, prior to the San Diego Padres’ 7:10 p.m. game against the Chicago Cubs, the team held a salute to local first responders and a ceremony to honor the victims of the attacks.

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