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9/11 16th Anniversary

Pastor David Manila, age 55, speaking at the 9/11 ceremony on September 11, 2017.

Pastor David Manila, age 55, speaking at the 9/11 ceremony on September 11, 2017.

Jonathan Martinez, Staff Writer

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On September 11, 2017, Mayor Alex Vargas hosted an event that took place at City Hall in Hawthorne, CA to remember the people that passed away in the Twin Towers attack on September 11, 2001, in New York City.

The morning of the 9/11 ceremony, there were various speakers who attended to ask the community to reminisce on the dire memories of that day.

Vargas explained what he experienced on September 11, 2001.

“My dad woke me up and said Alex! Come over here,’’ Vargas began. “He just led me to the television in his room and said they got us, look Alex they got us. The bad guys, the terrorists got us,” his father explained to him

.“Who would ever imagine something like that,” he answered.

Vargas next introduced the guest speakers that came out to this ceremony.

Those speakers included Pastor David Manila, Colonel Thomas R. Rock Jr., the Senior Materiel Leader for the Range and Network Division, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA, and finally Chief Robert Fager from Hawthorne Police Dept.

Chief Fager introduced the pledge of allegiance and asked for a silent moment to honor the people that lost their lives in the attack.

The ceremony ended at 9:20 am and the opportunity arrived to talk to one of the guest speakers there and a great conversation was had.

  According to Pastor Manila,“I believe our nation is safe, I believe our firemen and our police are doing an awesome job.”

The event showed that 9/11 is a day that people will remember. The day when terrorists attacked the twin towers. The day when thousands of people lost their lives. The day when our firemen were doing their best running up the stairs trying to save people. The day our nation changed and the day we will never forget.

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One Response to “9/11 16th Anniversary”

  1. Daramola on September 23rd, 2017 10:38 am

    Great job Jonathan! This is an important event to remember in our nation’s history.

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