SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego City Council took a moment of silence Tuesday to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Councilwoman Marti Emerald noted that around 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and the United Airlines Flight 93 crash site at Shanksville, Pa., along with about 400 first-responders who "ran into danger."
"We see our first-responders every day and we assume they will keep us safe and go home at the end of their shifts to their family," Emerald said. That horrific day a dozen years ago tomorrow was a reminder that's not always the case, she said.
Several events are scheduled Wednesday in San Diego in observance of the 9/11 anniversary, including:
-- a 9:30 a.m. blood drive at the San Diego Hall of Champions, 2131 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park, to benefit the San Diego Blood Bank;
-- a 10 a.m. interfaith prayer service at the University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, 5998 Alcala Park;
-- a 10:30 a.m. 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Cuyamaca College. 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway;
-- a noon ceremony to honor the victims, along with displays of steel from the World Trade Center, part of the Flight 93 fuselage, and limestone from the Pentagon, and a fire department survivor; and
-- a 2:30 p.m. memorial service on the flight deck of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum at 910 N. Harbor Drive, featuring a helicopter flyover, Harbor Police fireboat display and 21-gun salute.
Traffic was snarled mid Saturday morning after an accident involving four military Humvees closed lanes on northbound Interstate 5 near Cannon Road.
This week’s storms caused a major headache for a number of San Diegans with widespread flooding across the county.
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Temperatures will begin to rise through the weekend under high pressure and weak offshore flow. Cool temperatures return early next week.
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The National City Police Department will have more officers on the road keeping watch for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs this holiday season, officers announced on Saturday.
A California Highway Patrol officer has been arrested on suspicion of committing sexual misconduct with two teenage girls.
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