The Memory of 9/11 Remains
Santa Clarita Valley residents flocked to donate blood, lit candles in churches and shed tears in schools three years ago today as they joined the rest of the nation in shocked frustration at the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
On the day of the terrorist attack, 900 residents lined up at the American Red Cross to give blood, many within hours of the tragedy. The Red Cross was overwhelmed by the response, spokeswoman Deborah Alter said at the time.
“People need to feel like they can do something,” she said. And do something they did.
While emergency services personnel went on high alert and Six Flags Magic Mountain joined some other businesses in closing down for awhile, churches threw their doors open to mourners and collected money for relief funds. Donations poured in to organizations such as the Salvation Army.
Go to The Signal's website for more on this story!