By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Sources: United States Veterans Support Group, Barstow Police Department and City of Barstow (Information)
Pictures: Barstow Police Department and City of Barstow (Courtesy)
Barstow, California: The United States Veterans Support Group hosted a Remembrance Day Commemoration Ceremony for 9/11 on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at Mountain View Memorial Park.
The ceremony included color guard, wreath laying, a gun salute, taps, a benediction and guest speakers such as representatives from Ft. Irwin and MCLB, Barstow Fire Chief Nick Dinapoli, Barstow Police Chief Andrew Espinoza and City of Barstow Mayor Paul Anthony Courtney.
On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, terrorists from the terrorist group Al-Qaeda hijacked several planes and crashed two hijacked planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York and crashed another hijacked plane the Pentagon in Washington, District of Columbia.
Approximately 2,974 people were killed in total during the terrorist attacks; including 2,750 civilians and approximately 400 police officers and firefighters were killed when the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center collapsed; and approximately 184 people killed at the Pentagon in Washington, District of Columbia, including approximately 55 military personnel.
Terrorists also hijacked another plane, United Airlines Flight 93, to use on another attack, but their evil plans were prevented as brave men and women passengers and crew members fought the terrorist hijackers and prevented another terrorist attack.
United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania killing all 40 people were killed aboard, passengers and crew members, on board the passenger plane.
Thanks to everybody from the community who attended and thanks to everybody who participated putting together the ceremony.