At 7:00 am, Friday, Sept. 11 Bend Heroes Foundation and volunteers will be honoring those who perished and wounded by terrorist attacks in New York, Pentagon and Pennsylvania 19 years ago. Bend’s First Responders, veterans and volunteers will install flags at Bend Heroes Memorial (Brooks Park) and along Veterans Memorial Bridge (Newport Ave.). Proclamations will be read.
As part of the 9/11 ceremony, a special award will be presented to 3 young heroic hikers from Prineville who helped rescue a severely injured hiker in the Cascades last July. The award is from the National President of the American Legion Auxiliary. The award was requested by Yvonne Drury, President of the American Legion Auxiliary in Bend. Yvonne will present the award to the heroic hikers and their parents. Yvonne is also Vice President, Bend Heroes Foundation.
Mark Morical reported this amazing search and rescue effort and the heroism of the 3 young hikers in July and August.
Chairman, Bend Heroes Foundation
LTC US Army, Retired