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. This area which currently has a water feature that is inoperable is being completely redesigned and will be named MEMORIAL PLAZA. Cynthia Lee, of Landscapes, has designed the new plaza to be the appropriate setting for the HB 9/11 Memorial, as well as the Stone Lantern from our Sister City in Anjo, Japan, and the International Peace Pole. Memorial Plaza will provide a fitting site for refection and remembrance in addition to enhancing our Civic Center.
Everyone can look forward to more exciting fundraising events, as we continue to generate the funds to complete MEMORIAL PLAZA. Our goal is to have the Plaza Completed and the 9/11 Memorial dedicated on September 11, 2014.
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PUBLIC HEARING (Viewed at 03:11:00 on the video link)
Approve Design Review No. 12-010 to permit the construction of a 9/11 Memorial at the Civic Center lower level amphitheater with suggested findings and conditions of approval.
By JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Published: March 19, 2013 Updated: March 27, 2013 10:48 a.m.
"We will never forget." Words that solicit images of tragedy and loss simultaneously with memories of heroism and hope will soon be displayed as part of a memorial at the Huntington Beach Civic Center to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
Photo by: Jhoselyn Ramirez
The City Council at its meeting Monday approved the memorial, which will feature a black granite base with five sides to represent the Pentagon, inscriptions to represent the victims on each of the four planes involved in the attack and two 19-foot-tall towers with a cascading water feature to represent the Twin Towers.
The proposed 9/11 Memorial will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The focal point of the memorial will be two 4-foot I-beams from the World Trade Center that were given to the city's Police Officers' Association and Firefighters' Association.
The associations were presented with pieces of the steel beams on Sept. 11, 2011, by New York firefighter Chris Howard, whose father, Port Authority Police Department Officer George Howard, died while trying to rescue several people who were trapped in one of the buildings.
By Anthony Clark Carpio
March 20, 2013 | 1:56 p.m.
The 9/11 memorial may have found its home in the Huntington Beach Civic Center after council members approved the location Monday night.
Other viable locations were addressed, such as Pier Plaza and the corner of Utica Avenue and Main Street.
September 11th, 2001 became a grim day in our nation’s history when terrorists crashed two of the four planes hijacked that morning into the World Trade Center.
When the twin towers fell, seventy-two officers from eight local, state and federal agencies, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed.
Photo by: Jhoselyn Ramirez
Long Beach artist Patrick Vogel never saw the World Trade Center outside of photographs, and he didn't know anyone who died on9/11.
But as far as the Long Beach artist is concerned, he has a connection — a slight, geographical one — to the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
Before hijackers took over the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, all three were destined to land in Los Angeles, not far from Huntington Beach, where Vogel has been selected to design a 9/11 memorial over the next year and a half.
"I'm sure there's many Southern Californians who knew someone," said Vogel, who also designed a 9/11 memorial in 2002 for the city of Signal Hill. Read more >