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How LA's first responders are remembering those lost on Sept. 11

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Friends and family members gather at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2013 in New York City. Pool/Getty Images

It's been 12 years since two jetliners flew into the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Another plane crashed into the Pentagon and one other into a Pennsylvania field.

Around 3,000 people died in the September 11th attacks, and more than a decade later, the country is remembering the victims and survivors of that day.  

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In California, Governor Jerry Brown has called for state buildings to fly their flags at half staff today. 

The day also took a huge toll on the first responders 343 New York firefighters lost their lives. Firefighters in Sacramento are climbing the stairs at the Renaissance Tower today to remember honor the first responders who died walking into the burning buildings to rescue victims.

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Participants will climb the stairs of the 28-story building four times to remember the 110 stories of the New York buildings.

Here in Los Angeles, the city is holding a memorial at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center, home to one of 9-11 memorial that consists the largest remnants of the World Trade Center on the West Coast.

For more on the remembrances happening here we turn to Scott Miller, an L.A. County Fire Department Inspector.


10:00 AM to Noon
City of Los Angeles 9/11 Memorial Service
World Trade Center Memorial
LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center
1700 North Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012

5:00 PM 
9/11 Remembrance Night
Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

6:00 PM
Ceremony at 9/11 Memorial Fountain
LAFD Station 88
5101 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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