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9/11 remembrance events in the Coachella Valley

Monday marks the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, where terrorists attacked The World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Below is a list of ceremonies in the valley to remember all the lives that were lost on that very day.

  • "9/11 Candlelight Vigil" September 11th at Civic Center Park in La Quinta at 7:00 PM.
    • The city of La Quinta is hosting a vigil that will feature musical performances, speeches from local dignitaries, and public art composed from World Trade Center building remnants. There will also be a moment of silence to remember the 13 soldiers who tragically lost their lives during the 2021 attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • "Promised to Never Forget" September 11th at the 9/11 memorial in front of the Palm Springs Fire Station 2, 300 El Cielo Rd.
    • The Palm Springs Fire Station will live up to their promise and gather in remembrance of the lives that were lost that very day. At 5:46 AM, the exact time the first hijacked plane struck the north tower they will join for a moment of silence and at 6:34 AM the PSFD Honor Guard will ceremoniously lower the flag over the memorial to half staff.
    • For more information or questions contact Captain Gunkel. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
  • "Patriot Day Ceremony" September 11th at Indio City Hall at 9:00 AM
    • Califried Foundation presents this years 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks
    • Arrive no later than 8:30 AM
    • After the ceremony, you are welcomed to join a lunch at The Potter’s House in Indio where organizers will continue honoring Public Safety Personnel, Military and First Responders
  • At Dusk in Cathedral City, the Two Towers of Light will be lit in Remembrance of those lost on 9/11
    • Location: 31121 Avenida Maravilla

These are the ceremonies we have been notified of at this time. If you know of any more remembrance ceremonies taking place around the Coachella Valley, send an email to

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