On the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Cal Expo will open its 9/11 Memorial on Monday free to the public.
A memorial service will be held, starting at 7 a.m. Commander Julie Baumgartner of the Veterans Affiliated Council of Sacramento County will officiate. Enter the fairgrounds through the Main Gate and follow signs to the 9/11 Memorial. Parking also will be free.
After the morning service, the 9/11 Memorial will be open to visitors until 4 p.m. Monday. Cal Expo is located at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.
Cal Expo’s permanent 9/11 Memorial features a 125,000-pound I-beam from the World Trade Center, as well as a fountain with a granite sphere inscribed with the names of all 2,977 victims who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
According to Cal Expo, it’s the largest Sept. 11 memorial on the West Coast.