Published On: Sat, Sep 11th, 2021

Memorials Held Across Southland to Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

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LOS ANGELES—It was an emotional day in Southern California and around the nation today, with multiple ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Two moments of silence were observed at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where some passengers aboard three flights were headed at the time they crashed. The airport’s pylons were glowing in red, white, and blue through Sunday morning. Airport officials said that over the past week, Los Angeles World Airports maintenance staff have cleaned and polished the airport’s 9/11 memorial “Recovering Equilibrium,” which is dedicated to the passengers and crew who died aboard the three flights bound for LAX and one bound for San Francisco. The memorial, which is a 15-foot reflective stainless steel dish, was designed by artists BJ Krivanek and Joel Breaux and installed at the base of the Theme Building in 2003. It is meant to symbolize the feelings …

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