LOMA LINDA, CA., September 8, 2016 – 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 where a six-foot section of an I-beam from one of the World Trade Center twin towers rests.

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.

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.

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 motorcycle Memorial Ride. A barbecue will be held at American Legion Post 422, 848 S. Lilac Ave., Rialto, CA 92376 immediately after the ceremony.

Registration for the ride is free, although donations are encouraged that will benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Warrior Build Foundation. Event sponsors are Quaid Harley-Davidson and Loma Linda and Colton Fire Departments.

About Loma Linda University Health

Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, Loma Linda University Health is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to over 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."

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