Two separate ceremonies will mark the unveiling of the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The main attraction at the corner of North Rexford Drive and Burton Way is a 30-foot, 1,900-pound from the twin tower wreckage, inscribed at the base with 3,000 names of people who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, as well as those who perished on United Airlines Flight 93, which hijackers crashed in Pennsylvania.
is one of those names. The brother of Brad Burlingame, the president and chief executive officer of the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau, was flying the American Airlines Flight 77 headed to Los Angeles from Virginia when five terrorists hijacked the plane and flew it into the Pentagon.
The first dedication is at 6:45 a.m. to coincide with the collapse of 2 World Trade Center, the south tower, at 9:59 a.m. EST (6:59 a.m. PST). The north tower, 1 World Trade Center, fell at 10:28 a.m. EST (7:28 PST).
Burlingame will serve as keynote speaker for the dedication ceremony from 4-6 p.m. State Senator Fran Pavley and Assemblyman Mike Feuer will also be present.