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 2016 BAY AREA 9/11 TRIBUTE
15th Annual 9/11 Remembrance and Candlelight Vigil
Join us on Sunday, Sept. 11th, 2016
at the El Curtola Bridge over Highway 24 in Lafayette, CA
4 to 8 pm , Candlelight Vigil begins @ 7:15 pm
Bring your flag and be part of the largest overpass flag tribute in the
State. Enjoy our special patriotic musical program, and stay for our
biggest candlelight vigil in 15 years, with your participation. All
groups are welcome, and we give out free commemorative flags to children.
Our local Boy Scouts, Troop 243, will be presenting the colors and reciting
the Pledge of Allegiance. This year we will feature local speakers and how
they were personally effected by the events of 9/11. We encourage you to
come forward if you would like to share with us and tell your story. We
guarantee you will never forget this day.
MARK YOUR CALENDER, SAVE THE DATE
"Thank You" to all the speakers, visitors and volunteers who participated in our 2015 Remembrance.
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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