Firefighters, police officers, elected officials and local residents gathered together at 10am Saturday morning on the lawn between City Hall and the Grand Avenue library to remember the sacrifice and loss of 9/11 with patriotic songs, prayers and readings.
Doug Butler, a resident of South San Francisco for more than 50 years, organized the ceremony with support from Mayor Mark Addiego. This commemoration on the ninth anniversary of the attack was the first such official ceremony South City has had.
After opening with remarks remembering the loss of lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., his thoughts turned to a more recent tragedy closer to home.
"I think it's appropriate also this morning, as we think of the tragedy of San Bruno, we remember those who lost their lives and their property," he said.
Please look through the accompanying slideshow to see photos and video of how South City remembered 9/11.