Southland Leaders Reflect on September 11
Although the tragic events of last September 11 occurred on the East Coast, it-s estimated that one out of every eight Californians knew someone who died in those terrorist attacks. Even for those who didn-t, the momentous event still had an intimate, personal impact. This morning, the bells began tolling all over Southern California at 5:46 Pacific Time, when the first hijacked plane hit the first World Trade Center tower. Countless memorial observations will continue until midnight, when the last candle goes out at the last candle-light vigil. How have we changed one year after the tragedy that will always be known as September 11? Mayor Jim Hahn, Sheriff Lee Baca, and other local figures reflect on how they-ve spent their day, the changes over the past year and their resolve for the future.