City to mark 9-11 attacks

DOWNEY - The city of Downey will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a ceremony and concert at Furman Park.The event takes place Sept. 11 from 4-7 p.m. The program includes remarks from council members, an invocation, the presenting of colors, and national anthem. Featured speakers include police chief Rick Esteves and fire chief Lonnie Croom. Afterward, the band Yard Sale will perform a free concert. According to its website, Yard Sale does not "focus on one particular style, genre, or time period. We truly offer something for everyone…just like a good 'Yard Sale' should!" Tactical vehicles from the police and fire departments will be on display, and the "Home of the Brave Quilt Project" will be available for viewing. Food will be sold by the Downey Police and Fire Foundation. Visitors should bring blankets and chairs. Dogs must be on leashes. For more information, call (562) 904-7237.

********** Published: August 18, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 18