LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Solemn tributes were being held nationwide in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on American soil.
In Hollywood, a somber ceremony was held at the LAFD Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial, where the U.S. flag was lowered, and bells were tolled in honor of the firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11.READ MORE: Pomona Police Recover Missing Teen, Alleged Victim of Human Trafficking
In all, 343 firefighters from the New York Fire Department died in the attacks, and about 300 Los Angeles firefighters responded to New York to assist in the search-and-rescue efforts.READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run
Sunday’s ceremony began at 7 a.m., and commemorated the exact times both World Trade Center towers collapsed by lowering the U.S. flag, and tolling bells. Firefighters from Fire Station 27 attended the ceremony.
In Burbank, firefighters and police also held a ceremony to mark the day featuring bell ringing, a moment of silence, and bagpipes.MORE NEWS: Orange County Sees Rise in COVID-19 Hospitalizations
In all, 2,977 people lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field.