On a quiet street in Loma Linda, a six-foot section of an I-beam from one of the World Trade Center twin towers rests in front of the city’s Fire Department.
The monument housing the steel beam, which was scarred by the destruction that took 2,606 lives at the World Trade Center, was dedicated Sept. 11, 2012.
This year marks 15 years since the terrorist attacks that took place Sept. 11, 2001. Two events will take place this Sunday, to remember those who lost their lives. On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, the public is invited to join a 9/11 motorcycle Memorial Ride, followed by a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Loma Linda Fire Department. Event sponsors are Quaid Harley-Davidson and Loma Linda and Colton Fire Departments.
Registration for the 9/11 Memorial Ride begins at 8:00 a.m. at Quaid Harley-Davidson, 25160 Redlands Blvd., Loma Linda, on Sunday, Sept. 11 and the ride begins at 9:00 a.m.
Following the ride, the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Loma Linda Fire Department, 111325 Loma Linda Drive, Loma Linda, CA 92354.
Following the ceremony, a barbecue will be held at American Legion Post 422, 848 S. Lilac Ave., Rialto, CA 92376.
Registration for the ride is free, with donations encouraged to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Warrior Build Foundation.