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UPDATED: Local 9/11 memorials today

Posted: September 10, 2008 9:48 p.m.
Updated: November 12, 2008 5:00 a.m.

The following events will be held today in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:

n Heroes of the Red Cross at the Hyatt Valencia at 7 a.m. A breakfast honoring local first responders and a fundraiser.

n NOTE TIME CORRECTION: Fire Station 126 will honor its fallen heroes and is inviting the public to join. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and last about 30 minutes. Local captains and the fire chief will speak and say the fireman's prayer. They will also ring the bell to signal the last alarm for fallen heroes. Station 126 is located at 26320 Citrus St., Valencia.

n Valencia United Methodist Church will open its sanctuary from noon to 7 p.m. for the community to pray and meditate. A self-guided meditation booklet featuring suggested Scriptures and written prayers is available for visitors. At 7 p.m. a more formal worship service is scheduled. The church is located at 25718 McBean Parkway in Valencia. Call (661) 255-1301 for more information.

n Richard Rioux Park Senior Club will host a free event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in association with the Hands and Hearts ministry. The park is located at 26233 West Faulkner Dr. in Stevenson Ranch.

n The Unitarian Universalists of the Santa Clarita Valley will host a movie night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall. The movie, "Encounter Point," chronicles the lives of people who have initiated efforts to create peace during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Wafa Shami, program director of the Middle East Peace Educational Program, is scheduled to speak after the movie. For more information, visit or call (661) 254-7866.

n The county Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a tribute walk from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. around the track at the Castaic Regional Sports Complex. There will also be a moment of silence, music and crafts for children. The sports complex is at 31230 Castaic Road in Castaic.


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