REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Lafayette Flag Brigade is the name given to a grassroots association
of patriotic individuals who came together on 9-11-01 to
fly the stars and stripes.
Lafayette Flag Brigade's 2015 Remembrance and Candlelight Vigil
Save the Date -- Tom Knepell, Guest Speaker-- Save the Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Who: The Lafayette Flag Brigade's 14th Annual 9/11 Remembrance and Candlelight Vigil.
What: Never Forgetting 9/11 with the Largest Overpass Flag Display in the State, Flag Folding Ceremony, our local Blue Star Moms
and Operation Postcard, as well as the Lafayette Boy Scouts Color Guard. Hear
our special 14th anniversary Music Program, View Historical Artifacts on display,
and stay for the Candlelight Vigil at dusk, This is a family oriented, educational, and
non-political event, where all groups are welcome. Free 9/11 commemorative flags for
Where: El Curtola Bridge, Hwy 24 overcrossing @ 680 Freeway, Lafayette.
When: Friday, September 11th, 2015, from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Take Hwy 24 to
the Pleasant Hill Rd. exit South, turn immediate left on Old Tunnel Rd, go to top of hill.
Why: To Never Forget - History Forgotten is History Repeated
Jim Minder 925 262 3307 Jim Minder
Patty O'Day 925 209 5250 Patty O'Day
Tentative Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 11, 2015
4:00 pm Welcome all groups
4:10 pm Invocation - Lauren Gully, Assoc. Pastor LOPC
4:20 pm Post Colors - Lafayette Boy Scouts Troop 243, Pledge of Allegiance
4:30 pm National Anthem - Chorus Group Quartet (please see names below)
4:45 pm County Supervisor Candace Anderson
5:00 pm Congressman Mark DeSaulnier's representative (Patrick Urbanas)
5:30 pm Assemblywoman Catherine Baker's representative (Derek Weber)
6:00 pm Travis AFB Honor Guard Flag Tribute
6:30 pm Maj. David Yuers, personal reflections--Guest Speaker
6:45 pm Tom Knepell, Eyewitness to the Tragedy--Guest Speaker
7:15 pm Candlelight Vigil
7:30 pm Closing Song - God Bless America - Chorus Group Quartet
7:45 pm Vigil Prayer
7:50 pm Taps, played by Tony Liguri
8:00 pm Program Conclusion
Chorus Group Quartet - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek:
Dawn Jacobson, Frances Sturgess, Deborah Webster, and Laura Williams
"Thank You" to all the speakers, visitors and volunteers who participated in our 2014 Remembrance.
Please also visit here for additional comments about 9/11.
Please click here to see a beautiful video of our 11th annual remembrance
(video courtesy of Bud Warder)
SOME PHOTOS FROM THE REMEMBRANCE ON 9-11-12
Here are just a few of the scenes and events from our 10th annual remembrance event:
The Lafayette Flag Brigade thanks the hundreds of individuals and volunteers who made our 10 year
anniversary event a very special remembrance.
Please click here to see many more photos of our 2011 remembrance program
You may also find continued remembrance in the following videos taken at our 2011 event:
Remembrance and Candlelight Vigil
Sean Hickey, Retired NYC Firefighter and 9/11 First Responder, part 1
Sean Hickey, Retired NYC Firefighter and 9/11 First Responder, part 2
Please click here to see photos of our 2010 remembrance program
The 8th annual remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001, was inspirational and patriotic.
Please click here to see photos of our 2009 remembrance program.
Please click here to see additional photos of our 2009 remembrance program, used with the generous permission of Dawn Thornton.
Please click here to see photos from our September 11th 2008 remembrance.
(click here to see a photo gallery prepared by Erik Kristiansen)
Click here for photos taken at the rally in Berkeley on 3-22-08 in support of the US Marines
Please click here to see photos from our September 11th 2007 remembrance.
Would you like to assist the Lafayette Flag Brigade in its efforts to provide a respectful remembrance of the events of 9-11-2001?
If so, please contact
us by email.
Click on the links below to see photos from previous remembrances.
First Anniversary Gallery, September 11, 2002 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
(Photos by Linda Kramer)
(Learn about 'Blue Star Moms')
(Warren Emmett Rice Gallery)
Ed Hotchkiss Gallery
Since 9-11-01, the Lafayette Flag Brigade has displayed a flag on the 11th of each month on the El Curtola bridge between
Lafayette and Walnut Creek over Highway 24 near the I-680 interchange. On September 11th each
year, we have a special remembrance and flag display. Show your support by joining us and
waving a flag, or honking your horn as you drive by.
Since September 11th, families and individuals have come together
to remember those who tragically died, and later to show support for the war on
All of us are working individuals who take time from our schedules to do
something we think is important. We come from Oakland, Alameda, Walnut
Creek, Orinda, Lafayette, Concord, Antioch and other towns in the East Bay.
Memorial plaque at Martinez, California AMTRAK station. Photo by Jim Hawksworth 2004. Used with permission.
The official song of The Lafayette Flag Brigade is America Beloved by Ed Manuel. Used with permission.
Sing/songwriter Diana Nagy has also shown her support for our troops. Click here to learn more about this talented performer.
Other websites we recommend:
Move America Forward
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