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Newsfront - September 19, 2008

Remembering Sept. 11

At the Sept. 11 remembrance last week at the All Wars Memorial at Oak Hill Park, a wreathe of flowers donated by Brian Cameron was laid at the memorial, then given to the Kyle Crowley Gold Star Family, by Marine Corps Lt. Jason Giannini, who is on his way to a second tour in Iraq; Isaac Jenkins, a combat veteran now on Army Reserve; Capt. Jim Martin of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District; and Danville Police Officer Paul Murphy.

Scouts marched in bearing American flags to begin the ceremony and stood holding them throughout the remembrance. Speakers included a Ground Zero responder and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Nickolas Tooliatos. Three gold-star service families were in attendance bearing photos of their loved ones who died in service to their country.

Danville Mayor Candace Andersen spoke briefly about Sept. 11 now being "Patriot Day" in the United States. "This is the day the country came together as patriots," she said.

Moving musical numbers were performed by the Monte Vista Chamber Singers and bagpiper Nicholas Theriault. The event was concluded with taps played by VFW Commander Tony Carnemolla and a 21-gun salute by the 75th Division Salute Battery on the hill overlooking the park.

"We Remember Sept. 11" was sponsored by the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley and the Town of Danville.


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