I remember it so vividly, 15 years later, the goose bumps and lump in my throat appear when my mind wonders back to that terrible day that changed our America forever. I was lucky, living in Las Vegas and far away from ground zero. I was on the air and watching the smoke billow from the towers. Miraculously, I kept my journalist face and voice on, updating our listeners on the events and organizing blood drives and broadcasting live for the morning into the late afternoon. Once I had given blood and signed off for the day and headed home. Feeling the sobs and tears finally coming to the surface. I sat on my sofa and wept and continued watching the events unfold for hours, until I went to bed to embrace fitful dreams.
We’ve have done a lot to heal our Nation. It’s events like this that truly inspire me. I hope you can make it.
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will be hosting a September 11th Remembrance in honor of the 15th anniversary of the 2001 attacks on our Nation. This Remembrance will be a tribute to those who were hurt or killed on 9/11, as well as a tribute to those who responded domestically and internationally. The Remembrance will be held at the LPFD Headquarters/Fire Station 1. Public Safety Officials, City Officials, Active Duty Military Officials and Veterans will join with members of the public for a 20 minute ceremony in front of the flagpole at LPFD Headquarters. The ceremony will include the LPFD Honor Guard as well as a bagpiper and some brief readings from local dignitaries. Afterwards please join them for a reception at LPFD.
The event starts at 9:00 a.m. at 3560 Nevada Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
- Mel McKay