Some students in school are writing about Sept. 11 in classes today, some are studying it as part of history.
There is a local commemoration in the Cahuenga Pass that not many people know about. The plaque was installed by local as a memorial to the firefighters risking their lives at the scene. It was installed in 2005 on the anniversary of the attacks by the , a local civic group. There is no other commemoration to 9-11 in this part of the San Fernando Valley, so that is why the community put the plaque on this lone rock in a part of Ventura Boulevard. The plaque, erected by the local firemen covering Studio City in the El Paseo De Cahuenga Park.
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 are etched into the American psyche forever. Patch is looking to share your stories about how the terror attacks and the aftermath affected you personally.Here are some from local activists:
Connie Elliott, of the Studio City Residents Association, had a close call:
"I used to be a flight attendant for United Airlines so was greatly affected by that day 10 years ago. In fact my husband and I missed being on one of the flights that went into the World Trade Center by what was essentially a coin toss. We flew from Boston to LA on Sept. 10, 2001.We had been asked to stay over another day by one of his relatives in Boston, and it was our Boston to LA flight that was hijacked."
Miki Henderson a longtime Universal Studios employee
"I woke up this morning and heard Tom Brokaw talking about another attack and was stunned... I can't believe they REBROADCAST that horrible moment every year! Save our children!"
Grant Miles who runs a Studio City weather station
"9/11 is vivid in my memory. That was the week my parents and I were to fly out to Ohio to get me settled in for my freshman year at college. I woke up a little before 7 AM and turned on the news shortly after the second plane had impacted. I thought I was watching some kind of early morning made-for-TV movie. It took several seconds to realize that what i was watching was actually happening. The towers came down, and the rest of the day was a bit of a blur as our plans rapidly changed from flying out on the 13th to driving cross-country. There were many errands to run, and everywhere I went it was dead quiet, aside from Tom Brokaw or Peter Jennings narrating the events of the day on the TV that had appeared in every store, every shop, every office. We left for Ohio that afternoon."
Above in the video, see Aidan Margolis, a lifetime Studio City resident, as he visits the memorial.
Were you in New York or Washington, D.C. on that day? Did you or someone you love join the military because of the attacks? Have you ever felt as if you were being profiled amid heighten security procedures? Has heightened security across the country affected you in another major way? Did you change political parties? Donate to a cause? March in a rally?
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