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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Temecula Hosts September 11th Remembrance on 20th Anniversary at The Duck Pond

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Please join the City of Temecula on Saturday, September 11, 2021 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of September 11th as we remember and honor those we lost.  The ceremony will be held at the Temecula Duck Pond (located on the corner of Rancho California and Ynez Roads) at 4:00pm.

City of Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards states, “Like most Americans, I remember exactly where I was on 9/11. As the guest speaker for Temecula’s Morning Rotary Club, we stood in disbelief around a small wall mounted TV at the Sizzler.  When the second tower fell, I suggested we have a word of prayer. We spent that meeting time talking about the impacts of the horrific attacks and acknowledged that our beloved country would never be the same. The following days, weeks and months saw overwhelming displays of patriotism with Americans speaking with one voice as we locked arms in solidarity. I also remember the overwhelming amount of patriotism and unity that followed. Each year, we honor those we lost on September 11, 2001, but we also remember how we came together as a nation. Join me as we commemorate the people, the heroes, and the lives affected by September 11th.”

Mayor Edwards along with other City leaders will be present at this memorial.  All guests are invited to leave a message in our Keepsake Journal and take a quiet moment of reflection followed by refreshments and light music provided by the Spirit of Great Oak

For information on this event and all upcoming Temecula Community Services Department events, activities, and programs, visit TemeculaCA.gov/TCSD and follow @TemeculaParksandRec on social media for updates.

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