9/11 service

Dear Editor:I am writing this letter to you because I was in total awe and amazement at the 9/11 memorial program and concert held on Sunday at Furman Park. It was quite a turnout. Mayor Luis Marquez was a great emcee and the other council members made their presence known as well. I was really moved by the speeches by Police Chief Rick Esteves and Fire Chief Lonnie Croom. Each council member spoke about different things and Councilman David Gafin paid tribute to our many veterans who were there and I thought that was a classy move on his part. Sheila Jacobs did an outstanding job with the National Anthem as well as "Amazing Grace." I thank the city of Downey for making Sept. 11 a little less stressful to deal with. It was a somber day but it was a day to remember and reflect back on 10 years. Let us not forget the sacrifices that were made by our firefighters and police officers on that fateful day. God bless America! -- David Sedillo, Downey

********** Published: September 15, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 22