Cal Expo officials announced there will be a day of reflection to honor victims of September 11, 2001 at the California State Fair September 11 Memorial Plaza located on the fairgrounds in Sacramento.
The Plaza will be open to the general public at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, the eleventh anniversary of the attack on the United States. Parking at Cal Expo this day will be free as well as admission to the memorial.
The construction of the Cal Expo memorial began a year after the attack, when Cal Expo board member Larry Davis personally acquired and donated to Cal Expo 125,000 pounds of wreckage from the World Trade Center. A massive I-beam extracted from Ground Zero, which had been a horizontal support beam from the North Tower, was among the debris.