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Miracle Mile 9/11 Monument and Trees

Brad Burlingame and Lyn MacEwen Cohen (center) at the Miracle Mile 9/11 Monument and Trees in Hancock Park. The 9/11 Monument and Park in New York City are show on the left and right, where similar trees were planted to honor those lost on 9/11.


Locally, we can honor those lost on 9/11 at the Miracle Mile 9/11 Monument and Tree Grove in Hancock Park, adjacent to the Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits. The Monument and trees were planted by the First in Fire Foundation and the Miracle Mile Civic Coalition to honor Captain Charles Burlingame, pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, along with his crew and passengers, including children and teachers bound for a naturalist field trip…as well as the firefighters and police officers who perished at the Pentagon and the World Trade Center sites.

“Together . . . quietly we remember September 11 & the extraordinary courage of our first responders. Together we rise & honor those loved and lost with public service in each of our own lives. United we stand. With love and respect, Lyn MacEwen Cohen, Marc Cohen, and Wally Marks,” wrote Lyn MacEwen Cohen in a message to the Buzz.

“These trees were planted by Hollywood/LA Beautification Team with our help,” said Cohen. “As we remember the 21st Anniversary of September 11 in 2022, the foundation welcomes your reflections. Your remembrance and your public service is a tribute to their lives. United We Stand.  Please email to: [email protected].” 

Visitors can also see a Firehouse Memorial Plaque and Flowering Crepe Myrtle tree at Fire Station 61, Battalion 18, South Bureau, where LAFD honors firefighter David Weiss, Manhattan Rescue I, FDNY.


Brad Burlingame and Lyn Cohen at the Miracle Mile 9/11 Monument and Tree Grove in Hancock Park. The monument commemorates the heroic efforts of Capt. Charles Burlingame, his crew, and passengers including a group of students and their teachers bound for a naturalist field trip to Santa Cruz Island. Captain Burlingame’s brother Brad was a Miracle Mile resident and a friend of Cohen’s and also a friend of former Miracle Mile Resident Association president Jim O’Sullivan. Together they workeded to install the monument in Hancock Park. The monument is set among a grove of trees planted with the LA/Hollywood Beautification Team from 2004 to approximately 2015.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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