9/11: Fifteen years later — commemoration set for Sunday in Truckee | SierraSun.com

9/11: Fifteen years later — commemoration set for Sunday in Truckee

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — This Sunday, Sept. 11, is the 15th anniversary of the terrible tragedy that struck America and brought pain and suffering across our country.

Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church is hosting a community-wide September 11 Commemoration & Thanksgiving event on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park.

Everyone is invited to attend the event.

Given the horror of 9/11 in the country's history, as well as current concerns around violence, terrorism and race relations in the country, TLPC's leadership will host an opportunity for the community to come together to both remember and honor those who died and those who served 15 years ago.

As a part of the remembrance, TLPC will honor those who serve as our first responders to protect and rescue Truckee-Tahoe citizens in case of emergencies and other crises in our community.

"The wounds of 9/11 continue to be felt across our land," said Joanie Tankersley, TLPC pastor. "Our faith community wants to provide an opportunity for all of us to remember, honor, cry, sing, pray and give thanks as we come together on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11."

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Speakers on Sunday will include community leaders from the Truckee Town Council, Truckee Police Chief Adam McGill, and representatives from the Truckee Fire Protection District, and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

Boy Scout Troop 267 will present the colors, and a group from the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus will lead singing.

TLPC is a church of both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Presbyterian Church (USA). Learn more at http://www.tlpc.org.