Memorial and Flame-Lighting Ceremony
Tuesday, September 11 beginning at 9 a.m.
Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park
Oak Hill Memorial Park will host a memorial flame-lighting ceremony on Tuesday, September 11 at 9 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. at the 9/11 monument inside Oak Hill Memorial Park. The two ceremonies will signify the events of that day eleven years ago.
The memorial flame will be lighted for this day only at ceremonies close to the exact time of the fall of the twin towers on that day in New York City. The first tower was hit at exactly 8:46 a.m. and burned for 103 minutes, collapsing at 9:59 a.m. The second tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. Almost simultaneously in Shanksville, PA, Flight 93 went down at 10:08 a.m. Within 30 minutes the Pentagon in Washington D.C. was hit by an aircraft.
“The defining moments of September 11 deserve to be honored and respected in perpetuity,” said Brian Kestenblatt, General Manager of Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park. “It is appropriate that the heroism from that day be forever remembered, and that we pause and reflect how people came together on that day eleven years ago.”
The 9/11 monument at Oak Hill Cemetery was designed in remembrance of loved ones lost during the 9/11 tragedy and includes a depiction of Flight 93 that went down in Pennsylvania, as well as a pentagon, depicting the damage done on that day in Washington D.C.
The public is invited to honor, support and love those who sacrificed their lives, who had the courage to help others and the strength to live on. Both ceremonies are free and open to the public, at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.
The theme of coming together as a community will be reflected in this ceremony. The lighting of the ceremonial flame will occur at the 9/11 memorial at Oak Hill Cemetery for all to salute.
Oak Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park is located at 300 Curtner Avenue at Monterey Highway in San José. For more information call 408.297. 2447. Parking will be available throughout the park.