Monday marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and other American institutions.
Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attack, including in the twin towers and at the Pentagon.
Events in the Sacramento area aim to pay tribute to victims and survivors of the national tragedy. Here’s when and where:
Inderkum High stair climb
Inderkum High School in the Natomas Unified School District will host its fifth-annual memorial stair climb Monday.
The event will start about 6:45 a.m. and run until 8:15 a.m. at the school’s football stadium.
The organizer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacramento firefighters’ 9/11 memorial climb
A memorial climb for firefighters, put on by the Sacramento Area Firefighters Benevolent Fund, starts its check-in at 7 a.m. Monday, and the climb begins at 8 a.m.
It will be at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1401 K St. in downtown Sacramento, according to the function’s website.
“We will be climbing a total of 110 stories to remember our 343 brothers that made the ultimate sacrifice and had their lives taken from them 22 years ago,” the organization posted in statement.
Firefighters are encouraged to register for the climb at www.sac911memorialclimb.com.
Cal Expo memorial ceremony
Cal Expo will pay tribute with a public ceremony.
Officials said, in observance of the 22nd anniversary of the attacks, the September 11 Memorial Plaza will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A ceremony will also highlight the end of 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts, according to event officials.
Admission and parking in Lot B next to the Main Gate are free. Event officials said a clear bag policy will be enforced.
Gates will open at 8:30 a.m., and several local and state officials are slated to speak between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., including Mindi Russell, the executive director of the California Chaplain Corps, U.S. Congressman Ami Bera and Sacramento Police Department Captain Vance Chandler.
California’s capital memorial began construction a year after the attack, according to the agency’s website. An I-beam that served as horizontal support for the north tower was among the debris transported to California via train.
Also on display at Cal Expo on Monday will be a granite sphere containing names of 9/11 victims and individual memorials to American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93, believed to be en route to the White House before crashing into an open field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Folsom’s 9/11 remembrance
The city of Folsom said its first responders will host a 9/11 memorial Monday morning.
City officials said the event will honor victims and commemorate the ultimate sacrifices made by first responders 22 years ago.
Move America Forward’s Packathon
Volunteers will join 9/11 survivor Richard Hannaford, who was in the south tower on Sept. 11, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3105 Fite Circle Suite #108 off Folsom Boulevard.
The packages consist of gourmet coffee, snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent, personal hygiene kits and more.
Rocklin’s Patriot Day
The city of Rocklin commemorated 9/11 on Sunday at Rocklin Quarry Park.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4000 Rocklin Road, the city recognized and honored police officers, firefighters, first responders and members of the military.
“We use this rare opportunity to join with neighbors and friends to express our gratitude to those who enrich our community and safeguard us,” the city said in a statement.
“Patriot Day” falls on Sept. 11 every year thanks to a Congressional resolution approved on Dec. 18, 2001. The approval recognizes the day as a national one of both service and remembrance.