Fire Stations on South and Central Coast Commemorate 9/11
Bells rang Sunday morning throughout South and Central Coast fire stations to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Flags were lowered to half-staff, and there were moments of silence for reflection.
In Ventura County, five bells were rung four times in a row at 6:59 Sunday morning, coinciding with the time of the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower.
"Every anniversary on the 11th of September, we take a moment to remember those people who lost their lives in that attack and how it changed America and how it changed our lives," Ventura City Assistant Fire Chief Matt Brock said.
These ceremonies honor the nearly 3,000 first responders and civilians who died on that tragic day.