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Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony

Original post made on Sep 11, 2009

The Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley is again sponsoring a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11 at the All Wars Memorial in Oak Hill Park, Stone Valley Rd., Danville. The 45-minute program will include reporters' stories of ground zero; presenters will include Mark Curtis, Tori Campbell and Lisa Vorderbrueggen. There will also be an essay contest for school students. Students are encouraged to attend the ceremony and pick up an essay application. The best written essays will win a cash prize. Essays are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25.



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Comments (7)

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 11, 2009 at 7:35 am

It's wonderful to remember and remember and never forget. But really remember who was behind this attack. Oh, go a head...let the rocks flow. The real planners of this attack were in D.C. I know, the folks in the 40's, 50's and 60's will never know the truth. But some day down the road, say 2050 or so, the truth will surface...it's always does. And you know what...2050 generation won't give a damn about hearing how our own government planned the entire attack and had some out of the country friendly's pull it off. Think about it, if it didn't happen by the power folks and it happen by a bunch crazy's, well let's just say shame on those of us who believe that.

Oh yes, remember September 11, 2001 because in 2020 less will give a damn and in 2040 or 2050 no one will give a damn, because the D.C. bunch will be dead and forgotten. You don't so, well so be it. Keep the comments civil.


Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

Dear Dolores,

Thank you for publishing my thoughts on September 11 as an LTTE.

We must all be thoughtful on this day of remembrance and not vengeful in our resolve to make the lives lost important. Blogs, forums and talk radio give rise to urban legends accepted as fact, but do not change reality that our own resolve in remembrance is key to our nation's learning from September 11, 2001.

Our enemy is ignorance, arrogance, prejudice, violence, and dogmatic antagonism. Such can destroy all of us from within.

Hal


Posted by Proud American, a resident of Danville
on Sep 11, 2009 at 9:53 am

I believe Julia's ravings are a bit misguided. Let's honor those who have given their lives which is the real meaning of "memorial". Those are the people to remember and who will be remembered.


Posted by Reggie, a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

American, Hal - well said. Regardless of your political (etc.) views, let's remember the many who have suffered, and those who have grown through the tragedy.


Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 13, 2009 at 9:59 am

To Proud American...You think my comments are misguided. First of all the folks in the attack on 911 did not give their life...it was taken from them and don't forget that fact. And yes honor all those folks that lost their lives. But do not live you life with blinders on...this tragedy was orchestrated by a very intelligent system...if you think not, flip those blinders over your eyes and enjoy the site.


Posted by Dawn, a resident of Alamo
on Sep 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I attended the Lafayette Flag Brigade / Operation Welcome Home 9-11 Memorial event on the bridge over Highway 24 on Friday, 9-11-09.

It was a moving and powerful place to be:

Web Link

They do this every year. I am incredibly grateful to the people who work so tirelessly to plan and present this Memorial, and the dedicated Americans who support and participate in Operation Welcome Home.


Posted by Rick, a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Post removed by Danville Weekly staff for inappropriate and offensive language.


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