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Remembering 9/11

Community honors those lost in the attacks on America in 2001

Flags were erected in several areas around the city today, honoring those lost just seven years ago in the attacks on America.

Cars entering the Valley Christian Center campus were greeted by 2,977 American flags. Over 200 junior and senior high school students gathered around the flags this morning to pray for 2,977 seconds.

"Too often, the tragedy of September 11 is overlooked in schools across our nation," the students wrote in a statement. "Innocent lives were lost on that September 2001 morning and we at Valley Christian Junior and Senior High School are committed to ensuring that those lives do not go unnoticed, along with the patriots who continually fight for our freedom each day."

The Chapel Leadership and Conservative Leadership Club joined together to bring the day of remembrance to the school, which began this morning and will continue later in the day with chapel services. Marines will also be on hand for further prayer, worship, a flag folding ceremony and a speaker.

The 9/11 Never Forget Project was created by the Young America's Foundation. To learn more about the group, visit www.yaf.org.

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At Thoratec Corp. a memorial stands honoring Tom Burnett Jr., the senior vice president and chief operating officer who was aboard United Flight 93 heading to San Francisco from Newark, N.J. Burnett is now known for being one of the heroes to avert the terrorist's plans.

At 7 this evening in Livermore, military service group Operation SAM will be honoring those involved in 9/11, as well as veterans from all conflicts and civil service men and women.

There will be three speakers who will reflect on their experiences surrounding 9/11 and military service.

The event will be held at the Livermore Veterans' Memorial Hall, located at 5th and L streets in Livermore. Doors open at 6:30 and seating is limited.

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Remembering 9/11

Community honors those lost in the attacks on America in 2001

by Emily West / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Sep 11, 2008, 9:50 am
Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2008, 11:44 am

Flags were erected in several areas around the city today, honoring those lost just seven years ago in the attacks on America.

Cars entering the Valley Christian Center campus were greeted by 2,977 American flags. Over 200 junior and senior high school students gathered around the flags this morning to pray for 2,977 seconds.

"Too often, the tragedy of September 11 is overlooked in schools across our nation," the students wrote in a statement. "Innocent lives were lost on that September 2001 morning and we at Valley Christian Junior and Senior High School are committed to ensuring that those lives do not go unnoticed, along with the patriots who continually fight for our freedom each day."

The Chapel Leadership and Conservative Leadership Club joined together to bring the day of remembrance to the school, which began this morning and will continue later in the day with chapel services. Marines will also be on hand for further prayer, worship, a flag folding ceremony and a speaker.

The 9/11 Never Forget Project was created by the Young America's Foundation. To learn more about the group, visit www.yaf.org.

At Thoratec Corp. a memorial stands honoring Tom Burnett Jr., the senior vice president and chief operating officer who was aboard United Flight 93 heading to San Francisco from Newark, N.J. Burnett is now known for being one of the heroes to avert the terrorist's plans.

At 7 this evening in Livermore, military service group Operation SAM will be honoring those involved in 9/11, as well as veterans from all conflicts and civil service men and women.

There will be three speakers who will reflect on their experiences surrounding 9/11 and military service.

The event will be held at the Livermore Veterans' Memorial Hall, located at 5th and L streets in Livermore. Doors open at 6:30 and seating is limited.

Comments

Dawn Pickering
Mohr Park
on Sep 12, 2008 at 8:25 am
Dawn Pickering, Mohr Park
on Sep 12, 2008 at 8:25 am

Thank you for covering the Valley Christian 9/11 memorial, many Pleasanton residents attend Valley Christian Schools. I had the pleasure of participating in this student lead event, and was so impressed to see that it was the students who suggested, planned, promoted, and lead an appropriate remembrance of a tragic day in the history of the United States.


Sue King-Irwin
Stoneridge
on Sep 12, 2008 at 10:04 am
Sue King-Irwin, Stoneridge
on Sep 12, 2008 at 10:04 am

Thank you for recognizing the effort of the students at Valley Christian High School to remember the victims of the 911 tragedy. As a teacher at the school, I have been very impressed by the determination of our youth to remember the significance of the terrorist attack, and to honor the military personnel who serve our country to protect our freedom.


Grandpa from New York
another community
on Sep 13, 2008 at 5:34 am
Grandpa from New York, another community
on Sep 13, 2008 at 5:34 am

A spectacular display and a wonderful tribute to the victims and their families. The students and staff of VCS have super and respectful job of honoring them.


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