By SUSAN LAIRD / Valley Community Newspapers editor
Elks Lodge No. 6 commemorated the memory of 9-11 with a Patriots Day celebration on Sept. 11. At the dinner, which included patriotic items such as “Yankee Pot Roast” and “All-American Apple Pie,” Elks Exalted Ruler Ron Brusato presented plaques to “honor a fire fighter and a police officer who have done meritorious work for the community.”
Captain Mark Ramirez of the Sacramento City Fire Department and Officer Jeffrey Silva were both honored by the Elks that evening.
The purpose of the celebration, according to Brusato, was to never forget those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
“If 9-11 is ever forgotten, the terrorists have won,” he said. “We won’t let that happen.”