Publish Date: 9-7-2012, 8:44 a.m.

The Crafton Hills College Fire Academy cadets will for the second time participate in the Loma Linda Fire Academy Memorial Ceremony. The event will take place on September 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Loma Linda Fire Station 1, 11325 Loma Linda Dr., Loma Linda, Calif 92354.

This year, in honor of those lost, the Loma Linda Fire Department will conduct a 9/11 memorial ceremony featuring the unveiling of a permanent 9/11 Memorial Monument which contains a steel artifact recovered from the devastation at Ground Zero. In addition, participation of Fire and Law enforcement honor guards, pipes & drums, representatives from military service branches as well as comments from recognized speakers will make this a memorable event. There is no cost to attend, and the public and media are welcome.

According to Dr. Cheryl Marshall, Crafton Hills College Interim President, “Crafton Hills College is honored to have our students, cadets in one of the finest Fire Academies in the state, participate in such a significant event. The tragedy of 9-11 changed the world as we know it, and we must continue to remember and acknowledge those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Individuals and Organizations scheduled to participate in this event are:

Representatives from military service branches

  • Fire Department and Law Enforcement Honor Guard
  • Pipes and Drums performance by San Bernardino City Fire Department
  • Senator Dutton
  • County Supervisor Neil Derry
  • Loma Linda Mayor Rigsby
  • The Urban Search and Rescue leader will give his account and experience from 9/11 as a first responder
  • Crafton Hills Regional Fire Academy
For more information about the Loma Linda Fire Department event, please contact Nate Boucher, Public Information Officer, 909-799-2877, Supplementary materials are attached with this media release.

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