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Chamber Supports Illuminating Bench

Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce presents $1,000 to the 9/11 victims bench to help fund lighting the memorial at night.

The has announced it’s donating $1,000 to support the on Pier Avenue, and will present a check to the on Wednesday afternoon at the bench site.

The money will support plans to make the memorial bench more visible at night with special lighting, chamber representative Matt Bennett told Patch on Wednesday, just hours before the check presentation.

The city last year as a joint project of the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Builders Club at l and the police department’s chaplain program.

Hermosa Valley students collected buttons that adorn the bench and represent the 2,997 victims who died in the 9/11 attacks.

In September, a piece of was installed at the bench, adding to the memorial's significance.

Earlier Hermosa Beach Patch coverage of the 9/11 victims memorial bench:

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