Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden
As with so many historic events in our nation’s great history, the tragic events that took place in our country on September 11, 2001, make it a day we shall never forget. And on September 11, 2011, Beverly Hills marked the 10th anniversary of those horrific events by unveiling the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden. This awe-inspiring garden honors all those who were lost, those devoted to keeping America safe and those of us who still believe all are created equal and have the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
With input and support from Beverly Hills firefighters, police officers, elected officials and City staff and with hundreds of hours from dedicated volunteers and generous donations from the community, the dream for a Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden is now a reality. On September 11, 2011, Beverly Hills and surrounding communities came together to remember the events of 9/11 and to dedicate this meaningful tribute to those who were lost on that fateful day.
The garden is open to the public on a daily basis and provides a sanctuary for those who wish to sit, contemplate and remember the events of that day. In addition to the imposing Twin Towers floor beam erected at the center of the site, various vignettes have been incorporated to represent the locations of the three plane crash sites – the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The garden has been funded entirely with private donations of money, time, expertise and materials, but continued support is needed to make certain the memorial is maintained long-term and proper care is given to the Twin Towers artifact to ensure its longevity. The Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden is located on the grounds of the Beverly Hills Fire Department at 445 North Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills (northwest corner of Rexford and South Santa Monica Blvd.). All contributions are held in a 501 (c) (3) trust, Federal Tax Id #26-4563945.