Rancho Santa Margarita will host 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks which killed nearly three thousand people and injured over six-thousand others.

Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for San Francisco and Los Angeles were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists.

Remembrance ceremonies will be held all over the U.S. including Rancho Santa Margarita where Mayor Jerry Holloway says an event will be held at 5:30 in the evening at Central Park.

The city will honor the victims of 9-11, as well as first responders in the city.

He says speakers include Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer and resident Tom Frost whose daughter was a 9-11 victim. Twenty-two-year-old Lisa Frost was a Boston University graduate when she was flying home on a United Airlines Flight that had slammed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Holloway says there’s a tree planted along the lake in Rancho Santa Margarita in her honor.

Dawn Kamber