Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism victims to be remembered

The U.S, Embassy staff has not yet announced it, but the annual commemoration for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States will be Thursday at 10 a.m.

The event will be at the Academia de Cuerpo de Bomberos, the firefighter training school, in San Antonio de Desamparados.

Each year U.S. expats and their Costa Rican and other foreign friends gather to pay tribute to those who died in the attack on the World Trade Center,

the Pentagon and aboard a passenger jet in a Shanksville, Pennsylvania, farm field. In the past, the event was at the Parque de 11 de Setiembre in Sabana Norte.

The park was the site of a statue created by sculptor Roland Hockett. Vandals and metal thieves ravaged the copper statue that stood near the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano in Sabana Norte.

So the art work was moved for protection to the firefighter training facility, and Hockett made repairs.

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