We at VA Home Loan Centers service the whole country and we mourn the losses we all have experienced as a nation from the incidents that occurred on September 11th, 2001. We especially remember those from San Diego, where our home office is located, 14 years later.
Here is a list of victims who were local to where we are, and some great things the San Diego community has done to remember those lost on 9/11:
- Brian Sweeney, from Pacific Beach
- Tim Ward, from La Mesa
- Father Francis Grogan, from Ramona
- Robert Penninger, from Poway
- Brent Woodall, from La Jolla
- Deora Bodley, from Mira Mesa
- Find out more about the local San Diego area victims here
Events (among many):
- University of San Diego and UCSD both always hold an annual event to commemorate the losses our nation suffered on 9/11
- The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the USS Midway Museum is a great annual event
- Donating blood anywhere in the San Diego area, or anywhere local to you, is a great way to pay respects to those lost on 9/11 and those who stepped up to donate this vital life source to those who needed it on this date in history
- Balboa Park has hosted a memorial flag symbolizing those lives lost back in May of 2015 during its national display tour
- There was recently a memorial stair climb up the 110 stories of Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel’s steps, which you can read more about here
We at VA Home Loan Centers ask that you look for any of the organizations we have featured in our Honor Role and donate to them in the memory of those lives lost. Tweet us your thoughts about 9/11 at @VAHomeLoanCtrs.