Sacramentans are marking the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks today.
▪ Cal Expo will open its 9/11 Memorial free to the public.
A memorial service starts 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. Cal Expo is located at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.
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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.
▪ The 9/11 Memorial Climb starts at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Tower at 801 K St. Firefighters and other participants carry the names of fallen New York Fire Department firefghters from Sept. 11, 2001, over their own on their turnout coats as they climb the stairs to the building’s roof.
▪ More than 3,000 American flags are on display at South River Road and Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento to mark the anniversary. Volunteers placed the flags which will remain on display through Tuesday morning.
▪ The Run to Remember 5K was held Sunday in downtown Sacramento.