The Sept. 11 attacks resulted in 2,977 fatalities

PALM SPRINGS — This Sunday, Sept. 11, the Palm Springs Fire Department will live up to its promise and gather in remembrance of the tragic loss of lives on Sept 11, 2001.

Personnel will gather at 5:20 a.m. in front of the 9/11 Memorial, located at 300 North El Cielo.
At 5:46 a.m., the exact time the first hijacked plane struck the north tower, personnel will join in a moment of silence.

Following the moment of silence, attendees will hear from a retired FDNY Firefighter from Ladder Co. 85.

At exactly 6:34 a.m., the PSFD Honor Guard will ceremoniously lower the flag over the memorial to half-staff.

Coffee and donuts will be provided.

The attacks, commonly known as 9/11, were four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the militant Islamic extremist network al-Qaeda against the United States.

The Sept. 11 attacks resulted in 2,977 fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, and substantial long-term health consequences, in addition to at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. It remains the deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 340 and 72 killed, respectively.