Beverly Hills presents L.A.'s sole, afternoon, civic commemoration of the jihadist attacks on America in on September 11, 2001

The City of Beverly Hills holds an annual 9/11 Memorial ceremony in front of the main, fire stationhouse. During the ceremony, speakers express gratitude and pay tribute to the victims, heroes, and first responders of the 9/11 attacks. They reflect on the significance of the Beverly Hills 911 memorial and emphasize the importance of never forgetting. The video also includes performances by the Beverly Hills High School Madrigal singers and the presentation of a flag to the Beverly Hills Rotary Club for their contributions to the memorial. The event emphasizes the need for unity, resilience, and global understanding to prevent future tragedies. 00:00:00 In this section, Fire Chief Greg Barton begins by thanking everyone for attending the annual 9/11 Memorial ceremony to honor the victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 attacks. They also express their gratitude and pay tribute to the rescuers and civilians who participated in the recovery and have since passed away due to related illnesses. The speaker then introduces several distinguished guests, including the mayor and city council members. After leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, the mayor invites the high school Madrigal singers to perform a moving tribute song. The speaker reflects on the events of 9/11 and emphasizes the importance of never forgetting. 00:05:00 In this section, Chief of Police Mark Stainbrook reflects on the events of September 11th, 2001 and emphasizes the importance of never forgetting the sacrifices made by first responders and civilians. They acknowledge the enduring health issues faced by many as a result of their selflessness and highlight the symbolism behind the Beverly Hills 911 memorial.
Chief Stainbrook encourages unity, resilience, and reflection, emphasizing that while the tragedy cannot be undone, the American spirit remains strong. They conclude by urging everyone to remember, honor, and stand united as a beacon of hope and liberty in the face of adversity.
00:10:00 In this section, the speaker discusses the historical use of the bell in fire departments to communicate, as well as its significance in honoring fallen firefighters. They explain how the bell was used to signal the start of a new day and each alarm, and how it symbolized the completion of a call. Additionally, the bell would toll mournfully to announce the passing of a firefighter who died in the line of duty, and a special signal was used to notify all personnel of the loss. The tradition of using the bell to honor fallen firefighters has been practiced for over a century. The speaker also mentions that a special alarm is now tapped out to commemorate the 343 firefighters, law enforcement personnel, flight crews, healthcare workers, and the nearly 3,000 people who were lost on September 11, 2001. 00:15:00 In this section of the video, there is a mention of a foreign matter, although it is not clear what specifically is being referred to. The honor guard lower and retire the flag over the 9/11 Memorial Garden. 00:20:00 In this section, the Beverly Hills Rotary Club is presented with a flag in recognition of their contributions to the 9/11 Memorial. The flag represents the volunteer time and donations given by both past and current members of the rotary club, which have played a vital role in making the memorial possible. The Beverly Hills High School madrigals then perform a heartfelt tribute to the heroes of 9/11, and a thank you is extended to all those who participated in the event. The closing remarks express gratitude to everyone in attendance and emphasize the commitment to continuing the annual ceremony in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001, as well as those still affected by the aftermath of the tragic event. 00:25:00 In this section, a woman gives a poignant speech during the Los Angeles September 11th Commemoration in Beverly Hills. She talks about the impact of the 9/11 attacks, not only on Americans but on people from all over the world. She emphasizes the need for unity and understanding, highlighting the importance of coming together as a global community to prevent such tragedies in the future. Her words serve as a reminder that the effects of 9/11 were felt far beyond the borders of the United States, and that the wounds caused by that day's events continue to heal through compassion and solidarity among nations.

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