Twelfth Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony + Essay Contest

By Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley
The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley will be hosting their twelfth free Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday September 11 to honor the first responders to the 9/11/2001 attack on New York--firefighter, police, and veterans. This event will feature prominent guest speakers, joint Police and Fire Dept. Honor Guard, hundreds of Boy and Girl Scouts with an array of American Flags and the Monte Vista High School Choir.
Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: Commencement, 5:30 PM; Conclusion, 6:20 PM.
Location: All Wars Memorial
                  Oak Hill Park                       
                  3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville, CA 94526
Keynote Speaker: Derek McGinnis, Marine Medical Corpsman and Sentinel of Freedom graduate after returning severely injured from his last deployment to the Global War on Terror in the Middle East.
“The accomplishment of running in the 10k was a world apart from the nightmare of November 9, 2004.”, Derek McGinnis.  A suicide bomber had driven his vehicle into Derek’s Humvee ambulance.
An essay competition is open to students living in the San Ramon Valley (prizes up to $500, due September 23, details  TOPIC: “Since 9/11/2001, our military has been deployed in the Global War on Terrorism. What can Americans do to help our injured veterans after they return from deployments in combat zones?” Sponsor: PG&E
Cash Prizes for the essay contest are: High School $500, $300, $100; Middle School $300, $100, $75; Elementary. $100, $75, $50. For due dates and format, go to
For Information on Exchange Club of SRV please contact our website at 
Phil Lindner, Communications: [email protected] / 925-829-7985
Karen Stepper, Emcee and Past President of Exchange Club: 925-998-8865 / [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.