On the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, MiraCosta College remembers the nearly 3,000 lives lost and the many lives forever changed during the devastating terror attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93. We mourn the victims and we remember all the families and loved ones impacted by lives cut short. We also honor the first responders and other heroes, and are indebted to the first responders and volunteers who lost their lives in helping others. The events of that day continue to impact our country and world.
MiraCosta College is honored to serve the individuals who dedicate their lives to protecting others. All flags throughout the MiraCosta College District will be flown at half-mast in honor of Remembrance Day.
Please note the community events planned in our community in honor of Remembrance Day. Even if you cannot attend one of these events, please mark this day by joining me in your own way whether with a time of silence, prayer, meditation, or being of service to others.
9/11 Never Forget. Half Marathon Run
: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Oceanside Municipal Pier. The free run is dedicated to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including members of fire departments, police departments, and military branches.
September 11 20th Anniversary Ceremony
: The Oceanside fire and police departments host a 9/11 remembrance at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre as part of a ceremonial “final mile” walk. There will be a ceremonial “last mile” walk that morning. Staging will be at 8:30 a.m. at the Civic Center flagpole at City Hall. At about 8:45 a.m., the group will walk to The Strand at Surfrider to join others, then on to the amphitheater. At approximately 9:03 a.m. (the time the second tower was hit), the remembrance activities will begin. This will include a flag salute, the singing of the national anthem, the playing of taps, the nation’s song of remembrance, and more. Police Chief Fred Armijo will serve as emcee.
9/11 American flag unfolding
: Free annual “We the people American flag unfolding” at noon Saturday at the Oceanside Municipal Pier in support of veterans/YMCA.
20th Anniversary Memorial of September 11, 2001
: Tribute to fallen heroes at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum, Navy Pier, 910 N. Harbor Drive. presentation of colors by honor guards, pipes and drums, national anthem, reading of first responder names, and tolling of the bells along with emergency helicopter flyover, United States Navy Band, Twenty-one Gun Salute, taps, and Harbor Police fire boat water display.