September 11, 2012
The Day Students Remembered
Responders, Military and Civilians lost.
America's Finest joining the entire student body as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
(The Pledge is a daily practice
at this patriotic school inspiring love of country and community
(Left to Right) Rocklin, CA Police Officer,
Roseville, CA Firefighter, General Jack Hagan and Sacramento Sheriff Deputy Harry.
In New York City alone, over 3,000 children lost a parent. 125 live were
lost at the Pentagon and 187 airline passengers.
The children, led by recording artist, retired USAF veteran Lisa Mei Norton in Stafford, Virginia, stood for the
General Hagan answers student's questions about
patriotism, service and duty.
Roseville Firefighter's reflections on the day that took
the lives of 343 firefighters and paramedics.
A Rocklin police officer remembers 23 NYPD
officers and 37 Port Authority police officers lost on 9-11
volunteer and trainee Alfonso Johnson explains the Patriot Defenders
Network's (PDN) Yellow Ribbon Project.
this event, "The Fonz" joined me in Las Vegas for the USS Hull reunion
where he met two survivors of Typhoon Cobra, the disaster that took the
lives of 790 sailors in World War II, including my father. A month or so
after his return to Sacramento, Alfonso enlisted in the US Navy, was
promoted to E2 after boot camp and is now a student at
at Groton, CT.
Using 2-way video technology, students watch
& talk with veteran Ken Pridgeon in Baytown, Texas as he paints portraits of fallen
The children, parents and teachers write
messages of love and support on 4' x 8' banners to be sent to VA
Children were able to engage via two way
video with a true US Army American hero and a
recovering wounded warrior.
WHY THE CHILDREN MADE BANNERS &
They had an opportunity to see and and speak with Military
Times 2009 Soldier of the Year 1st Sergeant Peter Lara
First Sergeant Lara's
platoon survived a devastating and fierce fire fight through
his exemplary leadership, courage and tenacity. By the time
they redeployed from Iraq, his 42-man Infantry Stryker
Platoon had received 1 Distinguished Service Cross, 6 Silver
Stars, 7 Bronze Star with “V” for valor, 5 Army Commendation
Medals with V's and 16 Purple Hearts. In July 2007, First
Sergeant Lara reported to Basic Combat Training at Fort
Jackson South Carolina, to perform duties as First Sergeant
for Company C, 3-13th Infantry Regiment, 193rd Infantry
Brigade. Among his medals of Valor are the Silver Star,
Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Giving back to his fellow Wounded Warriors,
1Sgt. Lara assists us seeing that the children's banners are
sent to Wounded Warrior VA hospitals around the nation.
Active Duty Soldiers Civilian Patriot inspired the students and staff
||Our long time friend CJ
Grisham spoke with the kids also from Fort Hood, TX. He
joined the Army in January 1995, the son of a dedicated
Sailor. He's a NCO who devotes a lot of effort taking care
of soldiers everywhere. He deployed to Kuwait in Sep 2002
and was with the 3/7 Cavalry, 3rd Infantry Division, for the
incursion into Iraq. He fought his way to Baghdad and was
with the unit that took Baghdad.
He was later sent to
Fallujah in June 2003. MSG Grisham was awarded the Bronze
Star with Valor device during the conflict. He is married
and has three wonderful children.
CJ maintains military blog
and honors the fallen at
||Of our friend and patriot
CEO of Unite in Action, Inc. the the vice principal, teacher
and the School's high-tech guru, said this of Stephani
Stephani, living in
Pensacola, Florida, has stepped in when duty called to
assist one of our wounded warriors.
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