Some people did not want to share their personal memories of 9/11, but others were willing to tell a small portion of what they felt and went through that day.
Mayor David Spence recalled that the La Cañada Rose Parade float planned for Jan. 1, 2002 happened to feature a giant model of a child’s toy fire truck. To honor New York City firefighters city officials invited ten of them to ride on the city’s float that year.
Joan Williams, a volunteer at the Assistance League in Flintridge said, “My most vivid memory of 9/11 is that my husband was traveling on business…but he couldn’t get home because he’d left his wallet at home. So I always think of that first when I talk about the horribleness of it.”
Williams’ husband had to wait one extra day in Utah as his family faxed and wired him replacement documents.
Many cities all over Southern California will sponsor ceremonies of remembrance on 9/11.
La Cañada has its memorial service scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday at .