Several hundred turn out for 9/11 ceremony in Pleasanton

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department hosts 20-minute observance

Several hundred turned out Sunday morning for a remembrance ceremony in honor of the 15th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The ceremony was a tribute “to those who were hurt or killed on 9/11, as well as a tribute to those who responded domestically and internationally," said Joe Testa, Deputy Fire Chief.

At this event, public safety officials, city representatives, active duty military and veterans joined with members of the public for a 20-minute ceremony in front of the flagpole at the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department headquarters building at 3560 Nevada St.

The ceremony included the LPFD Honor Guard as well as a bagpiper and some brief readings from local dignitaries.


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Posted by ordinary joe
a resident of Amador Estates
on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Thank God there are at least a few people in California who love America and what it stands for, unlike say...many students at Obama's alma mater -- Occidental College -- who trashed all the U.S. Flags on 911 that were erected by the College Republican Club.

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Tell me Democrats...why do you hate America so much?

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Posted by Pierre Bierre
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm

It's been 15 years, and we will forever celebrate the heroism of Tom Burnett and the others who organized a counter-rebellion on Flight 93.

We did not know it for a few days, but the grand scheme of Jarrah and the 9-11 plotters to destroy the U.S. Capitol was thwarted by a group of ordinary Americans thrust into an extraordinary situation. Let us never forget Tom, and who we are as a people.

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Posted by Pleasanton parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 12, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Definitely a turning point in our history and one we can never forget.

Many unsung hereos from those on the flights that tried to stop it to those that helped rebuild the aftermath.

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