Hesperia 9/11 Remembrance

A moment of silence in remembering 9-11

By Joan Rudder-Ward
Staff  Writer

(Hesperia)–The Hesperia Recreation and Park District, City of Hesperia, and  Hesperia Unified School District hosted on Sunday a moving 9/11 remembrance on the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attacks on our nation.

The flag, hoisted between two fire engines, served as a fitting backdrop for the speakers and presenters. Oak Hills High School Army Junior ROTC did the presentation of the colors, and Hesperia High School Select Choir Ensemble gave a beautiful rendition of the national anthem.

Moments of silence were observed at 5:46, 6:03 and 6:37am, Pacific Standard Time for when the planes hit the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

John Hays beautifully playing Amazing Grace on bagpipes

Local first responders from the Inland Empire gave moving accounts of  their times of service at Ground Zero, bringing to light the difficult  decision firefighters and police had to make on a daily basis while
working to recover those lost in the rubble, and in helping to bring restoration.

The program ended on a message of peace and hope as silver wing doves were released and bagpipes chimed the soothing melody of Amazing Grace.

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