The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley and local veterans' organizations will hold a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony on Friday, the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The ceremony will take place from 5:30-6:26 p.m. on Friday at All Wars Memorial at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road in Danville. A community picnic will follow the ceremony.
The event will serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Survivor Bert Upson will share his experience of being on the 78th floor of one of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. He is also the author of "On a Clear Day -- An Eyewitness Account," which details his experience.
Richard Price, president of the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley, Danville Mayor Mike Doyle, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson and Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen will also speak at the event.
Danville Vice Mayor Karen Stepper, a former president of the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley, will emcee the event.
The ceremony is scheduled to end in time for residents to be able to attend an honorary acknowledgement of veterans at Monte Vista High during the school's football game against Pittsburg that night at 7 p.m. Veterans will be introduced and honored, and they receive free admission to the game.
Veterans also receive complimentary hot dogs, beverages and homemade apple pie at the game. Limited tickets are available by calling VFW Post 75 at 362-9806.
The club is also holding its annual 9/11 essay contest, offering prizes for San Ramon Valley students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The topic asks: "As a survivor on the day of the 9/11 attacks, what difficult decisions do you face?" For more information, contact email@example.com.