(Photos provided by CSL La Fonda Riggins and CSL Carmen Mackey)
In the days leading up to the 21st anniversary of September 11, team members at Fire Station 40 in the City of Pico Rivera joined other first responders and the community by placing 2,977 flags around the grounds of Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier; the moving gesture created a Field of Healing.
The flags represented the nearly 3,000 innocent victims and first responders who lost their lives to the attacks.
The Rose Hills’ Field of Healing was kept on display for two weeks and was meant to serve as a reminder of that tragic day and the deep impact it had on all of us.
Additionally, Los Angeles County firefighters participated in the annual Remembrance Ceremony and Antelope Valley Fallen Heroes Recognition on Sunday, September 11.
Team members joined representatives from the Cities of Lancaster and Palmdale as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol, and the United States Forest Service.
The morning ceremony took place in the City of Palmdale in front of the Antelope Valley Mall and was attended by local residents.