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City Flags Lowered in Honor of 9/11

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Marking the seventh anniversary of 9/11, Mayor Villaraigosa ordered all city flags lowered to half staff today. During a ceremony early this morning, he issued this statement:

"In the shadow of the twin towers, 9/11 will forever stand tall as the mark of America at its most devastated and yet at its most resilient. "We saw heroism then in every firefighter who ascended into unknown danger and every police officer, paramedic and volunteer who dug through rubble, day after day, driven by their sense of community with their fellow Americans in need.

"Here in Los Angeles, we witness the same stripe of selflessness in every-day acts of heroism from our men and women in uniform. As we honor those fallen, let’s not forget our commitment to those who remain standing, who together are the heart of this great City."

A solemn yet uplifting ceremony will be held at the
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Los Angeles World Trade Center Memorial at 10:00 a.m. this morning.

Photo from the 2006 9/11 Memorial by LAFD