Murrieta holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

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Students from Thompson Middle School’s choir perform at Murrieta’s “Sunset 9/11 Service” on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Ryan Ponitz photo

The city of Murrieta held its “Sunset 9/11 Service” the evening of Sept. 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks 18 years ago.

The observance began about 7 p.m. at the city’s 9/11 memorial on the Juniper Street side of Town Square Park.

An American flag is draped from the ladder of a Murrieta Fire and Rescue Department vehicle at Murrieta’s “Sunset 9/11 Service,” held at the city’s 9/11 memorial. Ryan Ponitz photo

Mayor Kelly Seyarto and Murrieta Fire and Rescue Chief David Lantzer led the ceremony. There was a color guard presentation by city police and fire personnel, followed by music.

Murrieta’s 9/11 memorial consists of a slanted rock with a plaque that includes quotes from former President George W. Bush speaking immediately after the attacks.

A bench is also nearby with the inscription “We Will Never Forget.”

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