On September 10, 2011 at an informal ceremony at the Huntington Beach Civic Center Plaza; Firefighter Chris Howard of the FDNY presented two sections of steel recovered from the World Trade Center – from the site where Chris’ own father, Port Authority Police Department Officer George Howard died while attempting to rescue victims trapped inside. George Howard had also responded to the World Trade Center following the 1993 bombing of the buildings and was credited with saving several children.
At the City’s Patriots’ Day Ceremony in 2011, the Huntington Beach Police Officers’ Foundation and the Huntington Beach Firefighters’ Association unveiled two sacred sections of the World Trade Center steel recovered by the FDNY and the Port Authority Police Department of New York and New Jersey. With this steel, the HBPOF and HBFA were committed to creating a fitting community monument to honor the men and women that lost their lives that fateful day. Click here to read more >
On March 18, 2013, the Huntington Beach City Council unanimously approved locating the 9/11 Memorial at the Huntington Beach Civic Center in area between the HB Police Department and City Hall.