Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-11 20:02:07 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — The City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Ten-13 Club hosted a September 11 memorial event at the Police Memorial Park on Saturday at 11:00 am.
The park on the 3250 Metro Academy Way has a grove with a monument in honor of the fallen law enforcement officers in our community.
The Las Vegas Ten-13 Club is made up of former New York City police officers and former law enforcement officers from other police agencies.
The group has been hosting commemorative events every year since 2001.
Elected officials attended a ceremony ending with saplings that began as saplings from pear trees that miraculously survived the collapse of the World Trade Center Tower on September 11, 2001.
Las Vegas was given two saplings from the original callery pear tree, now at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
In addition to the trees planted at the Police Memorial Park on Saturday, a second sapling was planted at Fire Station 5 at 1020 Hinson St. Station 5. This place is also home to pieces of steel from the World Trade Center.