9/11

LOCAL RESIDENTS SHARE MEMORIES OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: World Trade Center burning on September 11, 2001; screenshot from video taken by San Diego County resident Mar Tomic

September 11, 2021 (San Diego) – Twenty years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks claimed thousands of lives in New York, Washington D.C. and  Pennsylvania,  San Diego County residents shared their memories of the tragedy in response to inquiries from East County Magazine and on social media.

Sheriff Bill Gore posted on Twitter, “The images are seared into our memories. We watched in disbelief as passenger planes turned into weapons. It was a time of great pain and heroism. Honor guard members reflect on 9/11 and how it transformed their purpose into a life of service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLuKaoVAH1M “  Many of those in the honor guard spoke of how the attacks inspired them to protect their country.

Others reacted differently. Local resident Mar Tomic was in New York City to witness first hand the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.  “I had a chance to see it on TV but also from my apartment in Brooklyn. I took my camera and wandered the streets for many days after the tragedy. I edited this video 7 days after 9.11.”  View video:  https://vimeo.com/29079284.   Tomic’s video captured not only the chaos and sorrow in the days following the attacks, but at a time when the nation was gearing up for war to retaliate against Afghanistan for harboring Al Qaeda leader bin Laden, Tomic’s footage also showed some New Yorker’s rallying for peace  even amid candlelight vigils for those lost.

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE LAUNCHES 9/11 DAY OF SERVICE

East County News Service

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September 11, 2021 (Sacramento) – The 20th anniversary of September 11th - an important time for us to reflect, says Josh Fryday, Chief Services Officer for Governor Gavin Newsom.  Fryday is heading up a statewide day of service for Californians to volunteer, a model backed by the Legislature and Governor as a model to build back trust and create a culture of service for our communities.

CUYAMACA COLLEGE PRESENTS REMEMBRANCE OF 9/11 ATTACKS

Source: Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

September 10, 2021 (El Cajon) -- On a cloudless morning with the San Miguel Fire & Rescue’s massive 70-foot flag serving as a backdrop, the Cuyamaca College campus community and East County firefighters gathered Friday for an early commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

50 FOR THE FALLEN RUCK MARCH FOR THE 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 IN NYC

Sept. 10 kicks off the Ruck March, including America’s finest active duty & former Special Operation Forces alongside NY first responders

East County News Service

Photo:  Master Sergeant Chad Conley, U.S. Army Special Forces

September 8, 2021 (New York) -- To commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11 and show support for our troops. “50 For the Fallen,” a group of active duty & veteran Special Operation Forces and NY First Responders will ruck march 50 miles around New York City, ending at Ground Zero in honor of 9/11. San Diego-based Maddox Defense is sponsoring the march and matching a portion of proceeds to “50 for the Fallen.”

FROM THE FIRE CHIEF’S CORNER: WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE SEPT. 11 ATTACKS!

And never forget about civility, kindness and respect…

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

September 5, 2021 (San Diego) -- Time flies as I get older. It seems like only months ago we were in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks on Sept 11th, 2001. I cannot believe another year has already gone by. The day this happened was a surreal day I will never forget.

LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS AND RESIDENTS REMEMBER 9-11 ATTACKS

By Miriam Raftery
 
September 11, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C. on September 11, 2001 which killed  thousands of innocent Americans shocked the consciousness of our nation.  Here in San Diego’s East County, first responders and residents impacted by the disaster have been speaking out, striving to make sure that we never forget the tragedy and lessons learned on that fateful day.

FROM THE FIRE CHIEF’S CORNER: 911 REMEMBRANCE—IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

September 3, 2018 (San Diego) -- It’s been about seventeen years since United Airlines flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11 were purposely flown by hijackers into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center Buildings. The Pentagon was severely damaged by the impact of an additional airliner and resulting fire. Hijackers also crashed a fourth plane into a field near Shanksville Pa. after the passengers and flight crew attempted to regain control of the aircraft.

EAST COUNTY COLLEGES REMEMBER 9/11 ATTACKS

September 11, 2013 (El Cajon) – With a vow to never forget the sacrifices made and the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Cuyamaca College today held a ceremony and display of 2,977 small flags on the campus’ Grand Lawn, each representing a victim of the fateful day when two planes hit the Twin Towers in New York City and two other commandeered planes crashed into the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

On a postcard-perfect summer morning with the San Miguel Fire Station’s massive 70-foot flag as a backdrop, the campus community and the public gathered to commemorate an event that even after a dozen years had spectators wiping away tears and speakers’ voices choking with emotion.

A few miles away, a similar ceremony took place at Grossmont College, where the morning began with the recitation of victims’ names interspersed with moments of silence corresponding with each horrifying incident that would forever leave an indelible mark on that historic day.

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

October 11, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

U.S.

  • Mitt Romney's Climate Change Remarks On 'Meet The Press' Outrage Environmental Activists 
  • Meningitis-linked steroid may have been responsible for 13,000 cases in US (Reuters)
  • Meningitis outbreak: steroid maker recalls all shots (Med Page Today)
  • NY 9/11 judge okays$6 billion vs. Iran, Taliban, Al Qaeda (UT San Diego)
  • Should TV stations refuse to air political ads that make false claims? (NPR)
  • Supreme Court to hear Monsanto seed dispute (Huffington Post)
  • Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril (Wall Street Journal Market Watch)

WORLD

  • Drug ‘may’ prevent stroke damage (BBC)
  • Libyan leader passes vote of no confidence dismissing leader (Reuters)
  • Egypt’s hard-line Islamist party unravels (UT San Diego)
  • Gauging poverty from Appalachia to Africa (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Hamas election boycott leaves Palestinians with only one choice (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Israel strikes Gaza after exchange of air strikes (Christian Science Monitor)
  • France’s Hollande vows more security to allay Jewish fears (Reuters)

Read more for excerpts and links to full stories.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE STUDENTS TO REMEMBER 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACKS ON SEPT. 8, 9


September 4, 2011 (El Cajon)--To mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and Flight 93, Grossmont College will plant an olive tree of remembrance on the El Cajon campus.

 

The tree planting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 at a lawn area adjacent to building #53.

 

REMEMBERING 9/11 IN LA MESA

There are strong ties between the 9/11 heroes in New York and our own La Mesa Fire Department--forged in the fires of dual tragedies in both regions

 

September 1, 2011 (La Mesa)--The City of La Mesa will host a remembrance ceremony on the ten year anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. A memorial wreath will be placed at the 9/11 Memorial at Fire Station 12, 8844 Dallas Street.

 

REPORTERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT RECALL 9/11 FOR ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM SEPT. 8 AT 10 NEWS

 

 

 

August 17, 2011 (San Diego) -- The Society of Professional Journalists will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a program looking back at coverage of what was one of the most important news events in recent history.