In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Beverly Hills will not hold its annual memorial ceremony commemorating the events of Sept. 11, 2001. In past years, the City and community members have marked the somber anniversary with a wreath laying, bell ringing and playing of taps at the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden.
The Garden is located at 445 North Rexford Dr. and is open for public visits, so long as social distancing and face covering requirements are observed. The Memorial Garden honors the nearly 3,000 people killed on 9/11 at the World Trade Center site, the field outside Shanksville, PA., and at the Pentagon. It is meant to serve as a constant reminder of the heroism exhibited by fire and law enforcement personnel and first responders that day and on an ongoing basis. The Garden has as its focal point a floor beam from the Twin Towers, as well as various vignettes representing the locations of the three plane crash sites.
City officials told the Courier that since next year is the 20th anniversary of the attacks, the ceremony is expected to be larger in scale.
For more information about the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden, visit https://beverlyhills911memorial.org.