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Cerritos Air Disaster 30th Anniversary Remembrance planned

July 22, 2016

The community is invited to attend a Cerritos Air Disaster 30th Anniversary Remembrance at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31. The remembrance will be held at the Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial in the Cerritos Sculpture Garden, which is located in the Civic Center.

The event is in memory of the victims of the Cerritos Air Disaster, when two planes collided mid-air above a Cerritos neighborhood on August 31, 1986. The accident claimed 82 lives, including 67 people on the planes and 15 people on the ground.

The Cerritos Air Disaster 30th Anniversary Remembrance will include a brief formal ceremony with the Cerritos City Council; a reading of the victims' names; a prayer for the victims and their loved ones; and a moment of silence. For more information, please call the City's Community Participation Division at (562) 865-8101.

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