We all remember that tragic day and where we were at the time. Lets Never Forget about the people who lost their lives that day, or a loved one.
Dan Mullan of Danville lost a loving cousin, Michael Mullan. A New York City firefighter, responded to a mayday call from firefighters trapped inside the World Trade Center’s North Tower…..He never came out.
Deena Burnett of San Ramon lost her husband on that day, and their three daughters(ages 3 & 5 at the time) also lost a father. Thomas Burnett of San Ramon, vice president and chief operating officer of Thoratec Corporation in Pleasanton, was aboard United Airlines Flight 93.
Burnett and several other passengers stormed the cockpit, foiling the hijackers’ plan to crash the plane into the White House or Capitol Building. To prevent the passengers from taking control of the plane, the hijackers crashed it in a Pennsylvania field, killing everyone on board.
Our nation still mourns the 2,977 people killed in the attack, and the first responders who eventually died from 9/11-related illnesses. It will take many more years for most to overcome the horrors of that day. Here are some 9/11 Remembrances to attend;
Las Positas College, Livermore
The event, held outside of Building 1600 in the patio quad area, includes the singing of the national anthem, colors presentation by Oakland Fire 55 honor guard and key note address by Master Gunnery Sergeant Edward Guerrero, United States Marine Corps veteran and captain of the Oakland Fire Department. This event will take place at 10AM. Located at: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551. Must register Here.
SRV Exchange Club Lunch on FBI Terrorist Ops, at Faz, Danville
The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley’s September luncheon speaker will be Jack Bennett, Special Agent in Charge of the S.F. District. His presentation is entitled, ‘FBI Terrorists Operations Today; Investigating 9-11 to the Gilroy Shooting. Contact: Karen Stepper, Past President, 925-998-8865 or email: Coachstepper Located at:Faz Restaurant, 600 Hartz Avenue, Danville, From 11:30AM-1PM.
San Ramon Valley’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Oak Hill Park, Danville
The Largest FBI Investigation EverWith KEYNOTE SPEAKER FBI Special Agent John F. BennettSpecial Agent in Charge of San Francisco DivisionAcross from the World Trade Towers in New Jersey on 9/11/01In 2001, “Jack” Bennett, FBI Special Agent, was in the New Jersey FBI building across from theWorld Trade Towers. He was immediately involved in investigating the attack on the WorldTrade Towers that he witnessed firsthand. Please arrive by 4:55PM to find a reserved seat. The event begins promptly at 5:30PM. RSVP: 925-998-8865 or [email protected]. This event is FREE.
LPFD Remembrance, Pleasanton
Local first responders will commemorate the occasion with a tribute at all 10 Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department stations. Each LPFD remembrance will begin at 6:45AM, when fire engines, firefighters and guests join on the front driveway. A moment of silence will follow at 6:59AM, after an announcement from fire dispatch, in recognition of the time when the South Tower fell in 2001. Flags will be lowered to half-staff at 7AM and military and public safety personnel will stand at attention and salute at the direction of the fire command leader. LPFD command team members are due to be spread across the stations, including a lead delegation at Station 1 (3560 Nevada St. in Pleasanton).