East Valley Republican Women Patriots to Honor First Responders in September
On Sept. 11, the East Valley Republican Women Patriots will honor first responders with Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco as their guest speaker.
“Under the strong leadership of Sheriff Chad Bianco, Riverside County remains one of the safest communities in California,” EVWRP President Joy Miedecke said in announcing the program.
Five deputies Bianco selected as “inspiring sheriffs that have done great things for the community,” according to Miedecke will be recognized. they are:
- Sgt. Jamie Lewis, Thermal Station
- Deputy Christopher Williams, Thermal Station
- Deputy Fabian Alvarez, Thermal Station
- Cpl. Jose Lopez, Palm Desert Station
- Cpl. Jose Santos, Palm Desert Station
Thomas Bruno, 9/11 first responder will also be a special guest.
“Bruno was there on 9/11 and was part of the battalion that went to the second building as it was hit,” Miedecke said.
The Sept. 11 attacks, commonly known as 9/11, were four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda against the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. That morning, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners scheduled to travel from the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions of the East Coast to California. The hijackers crashed the first two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, two of the five tallest buildings in the world at the time, and aimed the next two flights toward targets in or near Washington, D.C. in a less coordinated attack on the nation’s capital. The third team succeeded in crashing into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense in Arlington County, Va., while the fourth plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania following a passenger revolt. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and instigated the multi-decade global war on terror.
The EVRWP luncheon will be held at The Show at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage. The cost is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Make reservations by calling 760-771-9771.
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