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September 11th Remembrance Memorial Service

by: Cory Brown
Posted: September 20, 2021


Bill Swain, Chaplain


FULLERTON...Fullerton Elks Lodge #1993 was honored to host a 9/11 remembrance memorial with Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whittaker as the keynote speaker. A patriotic display of 3,048 American flags was placed on the Lodge property that solemnly represented those that died on or as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States 20 years ago. 

L-R: Jesus Silva, Fullerton Councilman, Bagpiper, Dave Champagne, Bruce Whiiaker, Fullerton Mayor, and Scott Stephens, CHEA Trustee


Fullerton Fire Department at Sept 11 Memorial


Scott Stephens, California/Hawaii Elks Association Trustee, welcomed all attendees and introduced speakers.  Fullerton Councilman Jesus Silva was also a guest speaker, and Lodge affiliated scouts from Boy Scout Troop #871 were the flag color guards.  Additionally, bagpiper Dave Champagne played Amazing Grace; Mel Hunkin sang the National Anthem; and Lodge Chaplain, Bill Swaim, offered a prayer memorial.  Following a ringing of the bell of remembrance at 8:46 am, all joined in singing God Bless America followed by a pancake breakfast.  Firefighters from Fullerton Fire Department / Engine #1 were also present and were provided free breakfast.

Those military personnel lost in Afganistan during evacuation


Further, a silent memorial tribute was displayed for all in honor of the 13 military members killed recently in Afghanistan. Our fallen brothers and sisters will never be forgotten. Photos:FullertonElks

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