23 Tons of Wreckage from the World Trade Center Travels to the Nixon Library

Remembering September 11, 2001 — 20 Years After the Tragedy

Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 AM

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Free Outdoor Public Event

The Richard Nixon Foundation will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks with a commemoration ceremony at 11 AM on Saturday, September 11 that will include 23 tons of wreckage from the World Trade Center as its stirring centerpiece.

The 23 tons of sacred steel will arrive at the Nixon Library via motorcade with escorts from the CHP, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Fire Authority.

The motorcade will exit the 57 Freeway at Yorba Linda Blvd. at 10:50 AM. Residents of Brea, Fullerton, Placentia, Yorba Linda and the surrounding communities are encouraged to line the motorcade route to the Nixon Library.

The 11 AM ceremony will include remarks by Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes and Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy.

The ceremony will also include:

  • A fleet of fire engines and trucks, including Ladder Truck 32
  • The ceremonial firefighter’s “Last Alarm”
  • A formal Presentation of the Colors and the National Anthem
  • Musical performances by the Orange High School Concert Choir, the Orange County Chamber Singers and Masters Choral, and the Villa Park High School Band
  • A moving display of 2,977 US Flags courtesy of BCT Entertainment, Yorba Linda Masonic Lodge 469, Semper Fi Sports, Boy Scout Troop 723, Cub Scout Troop 1775, and the El Dorado Song Squad in honor of the lives lost on September 11, 2001
  • A United States Army Future Soldiers Oath of Service ceremony

Registration is strongly recommended to attend this ceremony. Admission to the Nixon Library and Museum is not included.

To register for the event, click here.


Saturday, September 11

11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Richard Nixon Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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