Antioch Residents, Officials Gather to Remember 9-11

Chief Allan Cantando speaks at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony in downtown Antioch.

By Allen Payton, Publisher

About 100 Antioch residents and local officials gathered on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 to remember those who lost their lives during the attacks 11 years ago, and honor both current and former military veterans.

Organized by East County Veterans, led by Josie Monaghan, the event included speeches by Mayor Jim Davis, Police Chief Allan Cantando and Maurice Delmer, District Director for Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, a combat veteran himself, music by Jessica Caylyn, a 21-gun salute and taps by the Marine Corps League Honor Guard, and a dove release by the local 4H club.

Jessica Caylyn sings National Anthem at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.

Boy Scouts place the American flag at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.

Mayor Jim Davis speaks at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.

Councilmembers, other officials and residents listen to Mayor Davis speak at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.

Military veterans in attendance at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony are honored by event organizer Josie Monaghan 1

Military veterans in attendance at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony are honored 2

A 21-gun salute was provided by he Honor Guard of the Marine Corps League #1155 of Delta Diablo Brentwood at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.

Len Bregman of the Marine Corps Honor Guard plays Taps at Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.

A dove release provided by 4-H Club members ended Antioch’s 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.

Jessica Caylyn and her band performed patriotic songs following the ceremony.

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Jessica Caylyn and her band performed following the ceremony.
Jessica Caylyn & band performed following the ceremony

A dove release provided by 4-H Club members ended Antioch's 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.
4H Dove release

Len Bregman of the Marine Corps Honor Guard plays Taps at Antioch's 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.
Len Bregman plays Taps at the 9-11 memorial

Military veterans in attendance at Antioch's 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony are honored 2
Veterans in attendance honored 2

Veterans in attendance at Antioch's 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony are honored 1
Veterans in attendance honored 1

Councilmembers and officials listen to Mayor Davis speak at Antioch's 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.
Councilmembers & officials listen to Mayor Davis

Mayor Davis speaks at Antioch's 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.
Mayor Davis speaks

Boy Scouts place the American flag at Antioch's 2012 9-11 memorial ceremony.
Boy Scouts place the American flag


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