Local

Sept. 11: Southern California marks 14th anniversary of attacks

Ceremonies were planned Friday across Southern California to commemorate the attack that killed nearly 3,000 people in 2001.
Ceremonies were planned Friday across Southern California to commemorate the attack that killed nearly 3,000 people in 2001.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Ceremonies were planned Friday across Southern California to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in 2001.

In downtown Riverside, county supervisors and military veterans were set to gather outside the County Administrative Center Friday morning for a tribute, including a bell ringing and color guard display. 

"If you are at an event with a lot of other people, it helps,” said County spokesman Ray Smith. “It helps you get through the recollections, recalling how you felt and what you went through and what other people went through and what the country went through and to have that sense of togetherness and community. It kind of harkens back to the sense of community that we had in the days immediately following."

More 9/11 events in Southern California:

https://twitter.com/riversidecagov/status/642309304280817664